Construction work has started on this 11 villa-development in Portugal designed by Broadway Malyan
The London-headquartered practice won the competition to design the 9,600m² gated community in Cascais in 2009.
It has completed concept and detailed interior and landscape design for the ‘luxury’ scheme for client HN Group.
Now construction work has begun and the villas are being marketed – with an anticipated top price of 5.5m euros (£4.4m) for the largest villa.
Broadway Malyan chairman Stuart Rough said: ‘Ground breaking is a major milestone in the delivery of this new, high-end and contemporary community.’
According to the practice, the design of the community is based on the concept of private and semi-public areas separated by day and night uses and orientation.
This will enable open plan living on the south-facing side of the villas, with private bedroom compartments facing north, and involves the use of passive solar control techniques through large over-sailing roofs and sliding timber panels.
A full basement floor with large light wells will provide naturally-lit spaces, as well as car parking spaces with direct links to villas, with each home also featuring a private swimming pool, decked terrace and barbecue area.