At home with Lucio González

This magnificent luxury mansion is situated between Málaga and Marbella at the foothill of the beautiful and famous white village of Mijas Pueblo. The Villa: Large grounds with fabulous private garden with beautiful panoramic views of the coast and sea and mountain backdrop. 

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Covers and heat pumps for swimming pools

Thanks to its climate, the Costa del Sol is a privileged place to live, as we can enjoy a long bathing season. But when the temperatures drop, the water in our swimming pools gets cold and its not so enjoyable.

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Valencia Hábitat Fair 2014

The team of Ogee Magazine visited the Valencia Habitat fair which is, without doubt, a great event for decoration and professionals. For the first time, the Cevisama, Hábitat and Fimma Maderalia and textiles for decoration events are under one roof. 

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Cleanse the Energy in your Home with Feng Shui

If you are looking for harmony and balance, don’t expect to find it only within yourself. Creating the right environment around you is also essential, and Feng Shui will help you do it. Every time the season changes from winter to spring we experience a change of cycle. During this time of the year, it is good to clean and put away winter items that will not be needed until the next year, such as clothes, blankets, thick duvets, etc.

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Shigeru Ban Winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014

The Pritzker jury has chosen the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban as the 2014 winner of the prestigious prize for his modern architecture. Ban has been a pioneer in his use of recycled materials such as cardboard and paper in humanitarian aid projects. He has achieved high quality designs at very low cost, for the most needy, such as refugees and victims of natural disasters.

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The City of Arts and Sciences

“Pure examples of perfection of forms and proportions”
The City of Arts and Sciences is a culturalleisure centre with striking architecture Running along a two kilometre axis and with an area of 350,000 square metres. It is based on the idea ofcultural and intelligent leisure activities, and provides Valencia with the largest centre of its kind in Europe.

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Interview with Cristina Astorga

Since its creation in 2002, Parquet Astorga is dedicated to installation and treatment of all types of wooden and wood-derivative floorings. It has an gained unparalleled reputation by working with finest products and exclusive contacts with Italian brands which combine wood with marble, ceramics and steel, creating spectacular designs.

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Benahavís Natural Area

Benahavís is a paradise for nature lovers. It is an ideal place for hiking and enjoying a unique landscape, which relaxes the mind and excites the senses. Benahavís is a mountain village, located 7 km from the coast. It is situated between Marbella, Estepona and Ronda. Although it is called the dining room of the Costa del Sol for its numerous restaurants and bars, Benahavís is one of the typical white villages of Andalusia, boasting an important Arabic past. The Montemayor Castle, built in the 10th century, provides stunning views over the Costa del Sol.

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Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) is one of the most popular architects throughout history. The revolution he represented in terms of architecture and plastic arts laid the foundations for contemporary art and the art of tomorrow. Gaudí was born in Catalonia on 25 June 1852, and took to architecture at a young age. His poor health often prevented him from attending classes, forcing him to spend extended stays in the country, immersed in the light of the Mediterranean and surrounded by natural forms, which he would always consider his greatest teacher.

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Interview with Architect Antonio Martínez

“You think, you have an idea, and you design”
Antonio Martínez was born in Granada en 1975, graduated at the University of Granada School of Architecture and since 2001 has worked from his professional studio in Malaga. He is currently writing a doctoral thesis in Architecture and studying Spanish Language and Literature. This summer he is going to publish his first book of short stories.

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