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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

MOON HOUSE in Ventanas, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica by ROBLESARQ

 
May 24th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ROBLESARQ

Moon House is located in Ojochal, a place surrounded by dense forest and favored with great ocean views.The House was created for the Shivji family from India, who were looking for an experimental space that allows them to enjoy a ludic and healthy atmosphere. To solve their needs it was necessary the use of bioclimatic strategies that help along with the energy efficiency and thermal comfort needed.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

  • Architects: ROBLESARQ architecturalstudio (Juan Robles Alvarado)
  • Project: MOON HOUSE
  • Location: Ventanas, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Andrés García
  • Design team: ROBLESARQ architecturalstudio, Arch. Juan Robles, Arch. Isabel Bello, Arch. Erick Guevara, Arch. Emilio Quirós, Arch. Adriana Serrano, Arch. Andrea Solano
  • Area: 250 m2
  • Structural Design: BA Ingeniería
  • Builder: CPS
  • Cost: $280.000
  • Construction year: 2013

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

The House’ skin makes it work as a living organism in his natural environment.Taking advantage of the ecological variables without the user’s intervention, the space can automatically maintain its thermal comfort.

The project is compose by three modules graphically shown as bulbs, two of which are occupied by the social area and surrounded by a mass of water that improve the interior environment, natural lighting and cross ventilation.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

The third bulb contains the private area where the bedrooms are located. The structural composition of this last zone is not that open as the others so the thermal mass is manipulated to generate a more appropriate space to its use.

The construction process is reduced due to the modules design and the use of fewest number of materials.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

PROCESS

The design process represent the opportunity of using low cost strategies in order to improve the house functionality. The construction process in the other hand, let to the opportunity of using local human resources which help the economy of the community and at the same time teach them different and better ways of building a innovative project with low ecological impact.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © Andrés García

Image Courtesy © ROBLESARQ architectural studio

Image Courtesy © ROBLESARQ architecturalstudio

Image Courtesy © ROBLESARQ architectural studio

Image Courtesy © ROBLESARQ architecturalstudio

Image Courtesy © ROBLESARQ architectural studio

Image Courtesy © ROBLESARQ architecturalstudio

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