16 February 2021

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The Edge by Rafael de La-Hoz, a luxurious residential complex that blends seamlessly with the Mediterranean sea

Made up of five buildings in organic forms that open up to the beachfront setting, the Kronos Homes residential complex designed by the prestigious architect incorporates Premium collections by PORCELANOSA Group.

Designed by architect Rafael de La-Hoz for Kronos Homes,  The Edge eliminates the boundaries between the sea and the space, adapting to the natural environment of Estepona with its curved, enveloping structures.

Reminiscent of a boat stranded on the beach, the luxurious complex incorporates Premium collections of PORCELANOSA Group throughout its five buildings, two villas and 68 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments. The complex also benefits from infinity pools that merge with the horizon, evoking the deck of a sailing boat with the penthouses as its stern.

 

 

Winner of the Best Residential Architectural Design Award at the European Property Awards, this luxurious housing complex blends seamlessly with the beachfront landscape thanks to its nautical references and organic forms. Large picture windows eliminate any borders between the exterior and the interior, as do the stunning terraces, opening out to sea and the lush garden that joins with the sand. "We wanted to bring back the spirit of the Costa del Sol of the 50s and 60s, when Hollywood stars would spend the summer here, luxuriating on the beaches: Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando and Brigitte Bardot. The Edge captures the sophistication and joie de vivre of the era, updating it with sustainability and technology to offer the best residential architecture of the 21st century", says a Kronos Homes representative.

An enveloping, nautical façade

The enveloping façade, clad in Krion® Lux 1100 mineral compact, embraces the Mediterranean. The white sheets of this PORCELANOSA Group mineral compact - with high resistance to extreme temperatures and solar impact - improve insulation and reduce energy consumption, and their photocatalytic properties mean they also contribute to reducing environmental pollution.

The material can be thermo-formed, creating the effect of being a wave in movement thanks to the Butech ventilated façade. The front of the buildings have been finished with double-curved Krion sheets.

The spacious terraces emerge from the façade, designed to reinforce the connection between land and sea, with Porcelanosa Par-ker ceramic wood used as the main flooring throughout the exterior and garden spaces. The architects chose XTONE Stark White porcelain tiles for the infinity pool, making the area extra safe and clean thanks to its resistance to extreme temperatures and moisture.

Natural and automated lighting

With unbeatable views of the Mediterranean Sea, the apartment and villa interiors stand out for their natural light and decor featuring velvety textiles, sofas upholstered in ecru hues and standard lamps echoing the shape of torches. An exclusive interior design scheme by Femont Galvan Designers in the penthouse of block 2.

The decorative elements work in harmony with the aesthetics of the XTONE Stark White ceramic floor tiles, with a surface that recreates the texture and contrasts of natural stone, also used to pave the Shower Deck shower tray area. The perfect complement to the automated underfloor heating, lighting, air-conditioning and blinds.

To add a more modern feel to the property, Butech Pro-Skirting Led White LED strip lights have been used, in a finish that adds to the natural sheen of the floor tiles.

See the project in full in issue 37 of Lifestyle Magazine

Architect: Rafael de La-Hoz

Interior photography: Femont Galvan Designers Marbella.

Bathroom and terrace photography: Heidi Gubbins.

Exterior photography: Nani de Pérez

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