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front porch cala compte white angel luxury developmentThe White Angel Cala Comte. Exclusive development 2019

The White Angel Cala Comte. Exclusive development 2019

The White Angel (OD Group) is a new luxury housing development project just 1 km from the beach of Cala Conta, one of the most popular destinations in the northwest of Ibiza. OD Group, to whom this promotion belongs, is already commercializing the 15 homes that all together are considered one of the most exclusive urbanizations on the island. The construction of the complex is planned to end in the summer of 2019 and the unit prices are currently between 2,800,000 and 3,300,000 euros.

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The promotion is designed by the architect Víctor Rahola, originary from Barcelona and a reference today in the architecture scene of Ibiza. Rahola has proposed the plans of the houses in an L-shape, attributing them a design with a fine balance between tradition and avant-garde, bringing benefits of Mediterranean architecture together with a contemporary minimalist approach.

The catalan architect has made every effort to meet the expectations of the luxury lifestyle and at the same time ensure the sustainability of the environment. As Rahola himself tells, a year and a half of project have been needed to combine these two concepts, opposed in many of its elements, but not incompatible. Regarding sustainability, they have always tried to incorporate bioclimatic strategies to reduce energy demand: thermal (and acoustic) insulation, natural ventilation, sliding walls, passive protection, sun protection and garden roofs.

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Each of the 15 units has 352 m2 of living area, with a terrace, two swimming pools, a garden and a basement. However, the surface of the plots can vary, between 600 m2 to 1000 m2, depending on the property unit. Each house has three floors, among which are the five bedrooms (two en suite). The garden and the main pool are on the ground floor. The main bedroom in the attic, with access to a large terrace with an infinity pool, from where you can enjoy the sea views and the famous sunsets of Cala Comte.

All homes of The White Angel offer the possibility of small customizations to the taste of their owners. In the complex there are three different types, which allow you to play with the variation of your own volumes. In reality the whole complex is projected as a “mat building”, a modulated system that by means of the diagonalization aims to generate the variety, as for example some interior spaces and the gardening could be different in all the houses.

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Inside as well as outside, the finishes are made of wood and Sinai stone. The sand colored floors next to the large windows transmit warmth and brightness. One can describe the interiors as a combination of large and generous spaces with the domesticity of the small, where the use of warm colors and white predominate and the furniture and the coatings always are in harmony in one same space. The position of the walls generate shadows and, in turn, allow natural currents of air that manage to refresh the environment of the house. It is entirely an architecture that, despite being fundamentally contemporary, express the character of the Mediterranean building style, specifically what refers the culture and architecture of Ibiza.

The director of The White Angel, Jorge Juan, highlighted that the company “carries out the project from beginning to end, which allows to control the whole process and offer excellent quality”. The fact that The White Angel Cala Comte belongs to a group of hotel experts (OD Group) brings a recent trend of Lifestyle Management to this urbanization, with most kinds of premium services to expect as an added value. All the homes include an integral service, among which are the daily maintenance of the property, punctual repairs, but also transfers, babysitting service, organization of parties or restaurant reservations.

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The location of the residential complex is another point in its favor: just a walk from the beach of Cala Compte, 5 minutes by car to Cala Codolar, 10 min. from Cala Bassa and the cliffs of Es Vedra and 20 min. from the airport and Ibiza Town. The natural landscape surrounding the complex is one of the most impressive on the island, with the sea always present in the background and can be enjoyed both in summer and in winter. It is ideal not only for sea and beach activities, but also a popular destination for bike rides, jogging or simply peaceful long walks.

What this promotion stands out for among others in the same environment, is the concept in which the hotel experience of OD Group is put into practice to provide added value, in the form of service and customized solutions for the new owners. In addition to this, there are of course the exclusive location, being one of the last building plots of Cala Compte area; aswell as the sophistication of the design, adapted to the location and taking advantage of the last tendencies in bioclimatic and sustainability, both tendencies in modern architecture that are based some even on the vernacular architecture of the island.

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According to the project managers, during their presentation, these mentioned before were the three main pillars that distinguish The White Angel’s brand; but on top of that we could also mention the quality of the houses, which are the result and control of all the construction phases – from the architectural project to the construction, the choice of materials, equipment and the importance of the human teams that participate in it.


Currently, at Kelosa we offer all available properties for sale of The White Angel Cala Compte.

 

 

 

References:

Web oficial (2017): The White Angel Cala Compte. Ibiza: OD Group.

ACEBAL, Cristina (2017). The White Angel, la urbanización más exclusiva de Ibiza. Diario Expansión.

Social Network Official Page (2017): @thewhiteangelofficial. Facebook.

Europa Press (2017). Promoción The White Angel Cala Comte. Diario El Mundo.

Redacción (2017). The White Angel. Disfrutar de una vivienda exclusiva. Diario de Ibiza.

 

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Calo d'en RealThe Urbanisation Caló d’en Real. A Work by André Jacqmain in Ibiza

The Urbanisation Caló d’en Real. A Work by André Jacqmain in Ibiza

Caló d’en Real is located in the municipality of San José de la Talaia, southwest of Ibiza, between Cala Moli and Cala Vedella. The complex was founded in 1974 as a project among several Belgian friends, who bought the land that formed the plateau and assigned the design to architect André Jacqmain. The initial philosophy of Caló d’en Real was to be a community of family and friends, which meant for these first residents that the design of all homes had to be conceived by the same architect, thus establishing a unique style.

Before Caló d’en Real, the Belgian architect had already authored major projects between 1960 and 1970. Thanks to this, despite being usual that the client had the final say in approving a project, Jacqmain was taken much into consideration and therefore allowed to express and develop his ideas. This was not in vain and the architect finished granting this development with its own character, a unique concept in Ibiza and probably in the world.

A good example of the works at the time were backing the name of André Jacqmain is the famous Foncolin (1955), one of the first structures with exposed frames and a supporting facade composed of prefabricated concrete elements. Considered by many one of his masterpieces, being the result of a successful collaboration with the designer and interiorist Jules Wabbes. In this work architecture and design share the aspiration of innovation and quality. Today it is considered a formal manifesto of the technical architecture of the 50s, where cutting-edge technologies were accompanied by a strong quality and sophistication of materials such as precast concrete or facades adorned with oak and bronze railings.

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The Foncolin, Brussels

André Jacqmain (Brussels, 1921-2014) graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Belgium in 1944, where he followed the teachings of the great architect Henri Lacoste and from whom he inherited the boldness of the architectural gesture. The first phase of his career is dedicated to single-family homes, an area in which he reveals as the creator of some of the most original forms of his generation. Against the functionalist discourse that dominated at that time teaching and profession, Jacqmains work is distinguished by an aesthetic approach recognized by the execution and the high quality of the details.

In 1967 he founded the Atelier d’Architecture de Genval, whose freedom of conception will inevitably be a benchmark for generations of young architects. The Atelier Genval was also notable for having a philosophy of collaborative work, both within the team and with other firms and fields related to architecture; a reflection of Jacqmain himself and by these means delivered many buildings, representative of postmodernism in the 1980s and 1990s.

Around 1974 Jacqmain projected Caló d’en Real in Ibiza, where he also designed most of the houses. The residential complex consists of about 120 single-family homes, most situated on terrain inclination and directed towards west. Caló d’en Real is situated on a 18,000 m2 plateau, surrounded by sea and with a dominant vegetation of junipers, currently classified as green area. One can say that this plateau is a strategic location, dominated by the sea and with a great prominence of the sunsets, an ideal place for an imaginative, innovative and daring architecture, such as the Brussels architects.

 

Caló d’en Real

Most of the buildings are located in first and second line to the sea, with a design that is characterized by the breakdown of the volumes and the slight play of colours and shadows. These homes demonstrate a visual control to the sea and the advantage of outdoor spaces, where arcades and pillars are used to support sails that create the shades.

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The interiors are simple, with spaces that demonstrate minimalism and cubism alike, a non-purist functionalism looking towards aesthetics. These types of spaces are considered ideal to combine different styles, volumes and abundance of decorative elements. Similarly, these type of interiors are versatile and allow a predominantly or more discreet personal decoration, highlighting the original architectural elements. They are dominated by large, airy spaces and access rooms, while a smaller area is granted to the bedrooms; although there are considerable variations in some houses, that depended on behalf of each client.

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André Jacqmain has put all his inventiveness to the use of light, thanks to his characteristic attention to detail and to the sites specific conditions. The front of the house usually opens to a large terrace facing the extensive sea views and sunsets. Some properties have the most spectacular location, bordering the cliff with a path leading a few meters from the house to the rocks by the sea.

Several architectural elements repeated in all buildings provide Caló d’en Real with an image and character. The Belgian architect’s imagination is admirable, noting the successful occupation of space and the harmonious relationship between interior and exterior. Some larger homes have a distribution alternating exterior and interior spaces, usually between living spaces and bedrooms, which are connected through corridors or rear terraces, sheltered from the wind.

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We can also see an increase in depth in perspective, with arches that are isolated from the established plans and create a kind of double facade over the buildings structure. The arches and columns that separate the first facade in turn act as a decorative element and further enhance the play of light and shadow.

From a formal point of view the design could be defined as the exploration of a modern version of the Kasbah, the citadel of Algiers and one of the great references of the concept of ‘Mediterranean architecture’. The homes are defined by complex volumes, with a cubist style that in some point reminds of the Bauhaus discipline. However, the original colors of these houses reveal an African architecture style, which in turn represent one of the origins of cubism. It has also received somewhat more subjective descriptions, defined in some articles as “a novel without a definite end”, “a long continuous history, designed to represent each day a different thread” or as “an organic whole dedicated to beauty”.

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An interesting combination of concepts and, at the same time, although in all homes a series of characteristic architectural elements are repeated, designs experience some variations both in distribution and in style. Jacqmain demonstrates pragmatism at adapting the request of each client with the overall style of the whole, as these particular desires, size and position of each house can vary considerably.

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Having been a residential complex of Belgian family and friends for the first two decades, over time the second property sales has turned Caló d’en Real in a more cosmopolitan community. In addition to Belgians, today we can find, among others, German, Italian, Swiss, French and American residents, and its considered one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Ibiza.

The work of André Jacqmain covers at least 60 years, through different periods and various streams. In Belgium he has been one of the representative architects of the innovative architecture of the second half of the twentieth century; apart from the Foncolin, he is recognized by works like the Urvati house, buildings at the universities of Liege and Leuven, the Belgian Pavilion at the Expo’70 in Osaka and, later, the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels, in collaboration with other architects.

Jacqmain explored the limits of modernism and has also been a honest and critic voice when, for example, he stated that technological change led to a depletion of the imagination, that the buildings ended up being the same in all places, and when he expressed concern that current architects didn’t know how to draw. Jacqmain style was defined by his deep faith in imagination, a gift that was attributed to him since childhood, and today he is considered an architect who has marked an era.

 

 

Sources:

Enciclopèdia d’Eivissa i Formentera. Entrada: Jacqmain, André. Enciclopèdia del Consell d’Eivissa [en linea]. Vol. XI (2012). [fecha de consulta: 8 de febrero de 2016]

Barluenga Badiola, Gonzalo (2013). Tema 4: Fachadas. Introducción a la construcción. Curso 2013-2014. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad de Alcalá: Madrid. [fecha de consulta: 10 de febrero de 2016]

Duplat, Guy (2004). L’imaginaire d’André Jacqmain. Journal La Libre. LaLibre: Bruxelles. [fecha de consulta: 10 de febrero de 2016]

Calo d’en Real Owners Community Website. About Calo d’en Real. [fecha de consulta: 10 de febrero de 2016]

Kunstbus. André Jacqmain. [fecha de consulta: 10 de febrero de 2016]

 

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villas in cala conta luxury urbanization (2)Gated Community in Cala Conta. An Eco-friendly Luxury Development

Gated Community in Cala Conta. An Eco-friendly Luxury Development

The luxury gated community Calaconta is the first residential development of its kind in Ibiza. This complex of private villas offers a number of amenities, a sophisticated security system and respects the environment. Furthermore, it is located very close to the famous beaches of Cala Conta (Cales de Comte, in ibicencan), one of the most desirable and less developed areas of Ibiza.

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LOCATION:

The residential complex is located on the northwest coast of Ibiza, 500 meters from the beaches of Cala Conta, one of the most impressive stretches of Mediterranean coast. The complex consists of houses oriented to the famous Ibizan sunsets, with the islands of S’illa del Bosc and Conejera framing the picturesque scenery. Calaconta urbanization is situated 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Ibiza Town. In the nearby area there are many points of interests for visitors. The northwest coast of Ibiza has some of the best beaches, restaurants, beach clubs and hotels on the island. The nightlife of San Antonio is a 10 minutes drive and Platja d’en Bossa is 20 minutes away.

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ARCHITECTURE:

The villas in Cala Conta were designed by architect MAGED Barmawi and present a modern architecture of Ibizan inspiration equipped with advanced technology. These buildings aim to reveal a modern architecture that breaks the traditional boundaries of the houses and to focus attention on the nature around them. This focus is achieved through the use of noble materials such as marble, wood and iron that evoke the dominant colors of the island; on the other hand, natural stones are quarried from the sorrounding land so that walls and terrain are intentionally confused in a single indoor-outdoor space.

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These buildings present a successful fusion between a fundamentally minimalist design, but inspired by the traditional architecture of Ibiza, which stands as a whole by straight lines and a mixture of cubic volumes. The result is pure and simple shapes, but thanks to more organic elements like natural stone walls, dehumanization and coldness, that sometimes stigmatizes minimalist architecture, is in part avoided.

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The homes in the gated community are planned on three types or sizes:

HouseAreaBedroomsPlot
Type 1661 m²

7119 f²

4/81.100 / 1.700 m²

11.840 ft² /18.298 ft²

Type 2694 m²

7475 f²

4/81.100 / 1.700 m²

11.840 ft² /18.298 ft²

Type 3792 m²

8529 f²

4/81.100 / 1.700 m²

11.840 ft² /18.298 ft²

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Each villa is west facing and has a private pool and large terraces, gardens, secure parking and panoramic views of the sunsets of Cala Conta. Architecture has been used to create natural air currents to reduce the need for air conditioning. Each house recycles all their water and has its own geothermal system for cooling, heating and generating hot water, with a minimum consumption of conventional energy sources.

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The buyer is also offered with the possibility of designing the interiors of the home from scratch, together with Calaconta’s department of architecture, always respecting the esterior architectural style of the complex and thus maintaining a modern version of the architectural essence of Ibiza.

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ECO-FRIENDLY:

Calaconta is the first development of the island with green credentials, such as been qualified eco-friendly. As mentioned above, the villas are supplied with geothermal energy for heating and cooling, efficient rain water recovery system for garden irrigation and greywater recycling through a treatment process. The promoter José Peman says that, during the construction of the complex, recycling of aggregates was performed; rocks and earth have been removed from the sorroundings, thus reducing fuel costs deriving from transport.

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SECURITY:

Calaconta villas have 24-hour security every day of the year. The gated community has private paved roads, accessible only through a checkpoint with personalized access. Besides being a gated complex, it has an active and passive perimeter security system, thermal, volumetric and contact controls, all centralized in the checkpoint office of the urbanization. Thanks to these stringent security measures, Calaconta is also presented as a lucrative investment opportunity for vacational rentals.

SERVICES:

Calaconta aims to be the finest of all residential complex in Ibiza. The gated community offers a personalized 24-hour concierge service and has a Spa center with water treatments, massages, cardio zone and gym, among others. Community gardens are the result of a sustainable landscape design that has been raised with simplicity and functionality: grass, arid zone plants and aromatic succulents plants that are kept throughout the year. The administration offers the owner of each house the possibility of hiring lawn care and pool.

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Completion of the residential complex Calaconta is planned in the summer of 2017. So far 29 of the 32 villas have been sold, so it may be finished earlier. Currently, in Kelosa we have three properties for sale in Calaconta urbanization. For more information, click here: Luxury houses for sale in Cala Conta 

References:

BROOKER, Nathan. Upmarket homes for sale that offer the perfect weekend escape. Financial Times [online]. Agost 2013. [Retrieved 9/1/2015]

AFACAN, Dominique. Luxury Property in Ibiza. Forbes [online]. November 2014. [Retrieved 9/1/2015]

MAGALY. Calaconta by Maged Bermawi. HOMEDSGN [online]. July 2013. [Retrieved 9/2/2015]

AVAREZ, Paz. Casas de lujo… fáciles de vender, a pesar del precio. CincoDías [online]. July 2013. [Retrieved 9/2/2015]

 

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