If you have been driving along the coast recently – around Málaga, Benalmádena, Mijas Costa, Elviria, Marbella, Benahavís, Estepona, San Roque and Sotogrande – you will probably have noticed that everywhere you look there are new developments of contemporary design apartments and villas but very few traditional Andalucian style buildings.

It looks like a home design revolution is well underway on the Costa del Sol, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Modern design homes are being built all over the world and the Costa del Sol has now joined the club. For decades, apartments and villas on the Costa del Sol have been designed and built according to traditional Andalucian design. Today developers and architects are designing and building modern or minimalistic design homes with contemporary interiors for the 21st century, people are queuing up to buy and even off-plan sales are booming.

The real state industry in Spain is highly competitive, especially along the coasts, and developers and architects on the Costa del Sol are doing an excellent job attracting home buyers from around the world by offering the latest in 21st century luxury living. You would be wrong to think that these homes are only for the rich and famous: developers are offering new contemporary homes at affordable prices to suit all budgets.

Architects and interior designers create breathtaking designs, space and openness, floor-to-ceiling windows, double-height ceilings, open-plan interiors and solarium roofs.

Contemporary design homes don’t just look fantastic – they are also functional. They are built with the latest eco friendly materials, excellent energy performance ratings and comfortable living areas, and most are offering smart phone synchronicity.

Simple elegance, clean chic design, contemporary furnishings and beautiful landscaping… let’s face it, even if you prefer more traditional Andalucian architecture you cannot deny how stunning contemporary homes can be. Contemporary architecture is the architecture of the 21st century, from post-modernism to high-tech.
When you think of top contemporary architects of the 20th and 21st centuries, leading figures such as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Santiago Calatrava, just to mention a few, come to mind.

However, you might be surprised to know that the Costa del Sol has some of the best contemporary architects, interior designers and developers in Spain, if not Europe, and they are changing the look of homes on the Coast.