1st Place Best Residential Home – Villas de Lujo
On the 9th June 2017 at the 2017 Cemex awards ceremony in Mexico City Villas De Lujo’s project, Concretus House (shown in the feature video above), received first place for Best Residential Home in the very competitive International category. Entries were received from builders in countries across the globe including Germany, UAE, Spain, USA, Costa Rica, France, Latvia, Panama, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
Projects were assessed on their ability to 1) showcase concrete in a creative and innovative manner, 2) demonstrate a discerning lifestyle, 3) harmonize with the natural surroundings, and 4) hero concrete alongside other construction materials.
Overall concept and brief of the Villa:
Due to the remarkable ocean front location of the plot one of our key objectives for this luxury villa was to provide exhilarating views from almost the entirety of the house. At the same time we wanted a true ocean side retreat that highlighted privacy and a privileged lifestyle.
Prevailing seasonal wind directions, sun movement throughout the year, ventilation, heat absorption, and solar protection were all considered in order to achieve optimal living conditions combined with minimal energy usage.
We knew that entertainment and enjoyment would play a big role in the home and therefore made an important and distinct separation between the living and sleeping areas. (It should be noted that for potential future re-sale it was crucial that the villa would also be appealing and functional for a variety of family types and ages.)