Karma Group forges partnership with top architects
Luxury resort and lifestyle specialists Karma Group have teamed up with P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects to enhance its existing properties and create spectacular new ones.
Led by partners Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is a leading architectural practice based in Los Angeles, California, bringing a critical and progressive approach to projects across scales, agendas and geographies. They also insist on the cultural and social relevance of architectural form and aesthetics in the contemporary city.
With more than 15 years of building experience, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S has gained international recognition as one of the most intriguing and progressive firms working in architecture. The company has completed projects in the US, South America and Asia and have exhibited worldwide, most notably at the Venice Biennale, Chicago Biennial, San Francisco MOMA and Vienna MAK Museum, where their work is also part of the permanent collections.
The company has found a kindred spirit in John Spence, chairman and founder of Karma Group, as they share a common passion for stepping beyond the boundaries to create experiences and forms that challenge and engage across all the senses.
Huljich said: “For a practice that still believes in the idea of the global yet deeply committed to local and vernacular traditions, working with visionary extraordinaire John Spence [and everyone in the Karma family!] has given us the incredible opportunity to think and speculate on a group of very diverse projects on very distinct and remarkable sites.”
Spence’s love and dedication to architecture has seen him appointed as Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow at Yale University as well as the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA. He also worked with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne, sharing his knowledge and passion with the architects and designers of tomorrow.
His keen eye for architectural quality has seen his company acquire and build spectacular properties all over the world that perfectly reflect the Karma ethos of offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations.
“It is wonderful to have the unique brilliance of the team at P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S involved in the exciting projects Karma Group have in the works at the moment,” said Spence.
“From the design of the brand new Karma Sanctum in Uluwatu, Bali and the brilliant Phase VI development at Karma Kandara to the expansion of Karma Reef at Gili Meno and the Karma Kandara Beach Club, we are keeping the P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S architects extremely busy! The results are going to be stunning.”