Anna Podio's Barcelona area practice has been in operation since 2003.

Although the studio has been very busy in the residential sector with a pivot into hospitality in 2010, the Emporada Residence is their first major outing as a architect of luxury single family residences. The result has garned the firm worldwide acclaim and for good reason.

Anna actually divides her time between the studio and lecturing to masters and postgraduate architectural students at the prestigious Elisava School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona where she specializes in teaching hospitality design.

She is very keen to produce another luxury villa design (or more!) for the Cyprus project. Her work is typically classic modernist with a rich twist in terms of fabulous detailing and a savvy use of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on using natural light to best effect.

The Residence at Emporada is a timeless, classic masterpieces of modernist design. The more's the pity that there aren't more luxury villas around by Anna and we're very much hoping to oblige.