Location: Marbella, Málaga (Spain)
Project and execution by Nóbilis Arquitectura del Paisaje. An imposing building which in some way brings to mind a large boat, with an attached garden set out in a long, narrow strip and a large swimming pool-beach. It led us to organise the garden design by imagining the crew set out in formation. Thus a number of palmáceae were arranged in a grid with a pristine bermuda grass lawn underneath. The south enclosure had very dense planting of various trees, with the camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora) being the protagonist. White concrete cells were used to stabilise some small slopes and in their holes were planted magenta bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra sanderiana) and yellow daylily (Hemerocallis Stella d'oro), the colours of a bullfighter’s cape.