A long standing client acquired a sloping piece of land in southern Spain, some 1500 square metres with spectacular views of sea and mountain. Her brief was to design a holiday villa for a family of four with large entertainment areas, a dramatic swimming pool, and to optimise the plot’s outlook and terrain. Our response was a delicate bedroom pavilion at street level sitting on top of robust retaining concrete walls which envelop living and entertainment areas below. The cascade of outdoor living spaces culminates in an infinity pool that is a black mirror when the water is still. Pared back interior spaces with a monochrome colour scheme frame the spectacular views beyond.