Laura Jimenez Conde: CEO of the Architecture Department at Bynok
Now an Costa del Sol resident, Laura Jimenez Conde was born in Spain and studied architecture at the University of Sevilla.
Since 2004, she’s been working for Armando Gomez, a founding partner of Bynok & B8 Architecture, as CEO of the Architecture Department. Her curriculum vitae features such places as Dubai, Barcelona, Madrid, Murcia, Sotogrande and Costa del Sol, where she carried out various luxury residential projects.
There seems to be nothing she can’t deal with as she takes part in all sorts of hotel, residential, commercial and office projects.
In 2013, Bynok Group construction and architecture companies, is born, and in less than five years becomes the leading property developer in the Costa del Sol, managing to create a high-value brand designing the most exclusive projects and having one of the best marketing strategies.
“While seeking to provoke emotions, we want to design the projects our clients dream of”
BEVERLY HILLS MAGAZINE: What makes Bynok group so unique?
LAURA JIMENEZ CONDE: Prioritizing our clients’ satisfaction over everything else. While seeking to provoke emotions, we want to design the projects our clients dream of. We like to call that “the wow effect”, but it doesn’t at all mean that the functionality of the created spaces may become less important to be left in the background.
BEVERLY HILLS MAGAZINE: Your slogan says you make the design of a project free of charge, is that true?
LAURA JIMENEZ CONDE: The client must decide beforehand if they really like what they’re going to buy. When you’re buying a dress, you’ve already tried it on, and when you see that it suits you well, you buy it. And we offer the same thing to our clients: before putting it out to contract we are keen to demonstrate that we’re able to design what they want.
BEVERLY HILLS MAGAZINE: What made you want to be an architect?
LAURA JIMENEZ CONDE: Since childhood I enjoyed drawing houses, visit different places and observe them paying attention to all the details. So I had no trouble deciding what I would do in the future. I feel that I’m privileged to be able to dedicate myself to one of my passions, it’s totally vocational. The combination of working and enjoying the things you do makes you feel completely happy.
BEVERLY HILLS MAGAZINE: An architect is a draftsman of dreams?
LAURA JIMENEZ CONDE: An architect must be able to interpret what their client wants and materialize it, departing from an idea that gives meaning to everything.
“Good architecture always generates emotions”
A stellar building
There are so many of them!!! Although among my favourite projects, I would highlight the Fallingwater (the Waterfall House) by Frank Lloyd Wright and the German Pavilion in Barcelona by Mies van der Rohe. I´m also fascinated by the work of Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn and, of course, Zaha Hadid.
A space that always excites you
Good architecture always generates emotions; this is precisely one of the objectives we can’t lose sight of when we’re designing. One thing that I really like about contemporary architecture is how the interior of the buildings combines with the exterior, without marking any boundaries, introducing nature, water, light… to the interior of the buildings. Those spaces always give me a thrill.
“I feel that I’m privileged to be able to dedicate myself to one of my passions”
LAURA JIMENEZ CONDE
CEO of the Architecture Department at Bynok