Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
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.

Casa Altamira in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica by Joan Puigcorbé

 
September 5th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Joan Puigcorbé

We conceive architecture as a language across which properties can express themselves such as: harmony, creativity, happiness, beauty, poetry, complexity, magic, provocation and culture.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

  • Architects: Joan Puigcorbé
  • Project: Casa Altamira
  • Location: Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
  • Promoter: costaricanaturaldesign.com
  • Site area: 2.500 m2
  • Total floor area: 802 m2
  • Design period: 2009
  • Construction period: 2010-2012

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

In our architecture we put emphasis on the quality of the experience of living; we look for pleasure in its deepest forms, a journey through the landscape where one finds the place of thought, the refuge of the mind and the satisfaction by means of sensory and ideal declarations.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

We propose a journey, without scarcely moving, where space folds and multiplies.

A trip across a bioclimatic architecture which looks to the immediate environment, with multiple possibilities.

A trip across matter and its absence.

A trip across light, and its variations.

A trip across the sounds, and of the silence.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

This house establishes an intimate, woven and direct relationship with the topography and with the existing vegetation. In a descending promenade the diverse spaces are articulated between water courtyards and vegetation, until one approaches the great room, which in only one gesture turns into a great porch, with seamless continuity between the interior and the exterior.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Every bedroom, arranged step by step, has its own exterior private space and garden, protected and intimate, and at the same time links to a common open pathway through the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

The swimming pool acts as hinge between the built space and the garden. The garden is protected from inward external views and the views of the west, with a visual horizon that allows us to appreciate the whole valley of the river Virilla, and beyond, the Tárcoles, up to the Nicoya gulf.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

The materials of wall, floor and ceiling will be the elements that will help to create a singular interior atmosphere, enveloping its inhabitants and to make them participants of a unique living experience.

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Image Courtesy © Joan Puigcorbé

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Category: House

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy