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Indios Desnudos in Papagayo, Costa Rica by Cañas ARQUITECTOS

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: Cañas ARQUITECTOS 

In the Papagayo peninsula, placed on the tip of an seaward pointing, and slightly downward sloping ridge of a peninsular shaped lot, with forest on both sides (one a natural reserve), is the house named Indios Desnudos.

It is named after some of the most characteristic trees on the lot, indio desnudo (naked indian) they make up a focal point of the house, especially in the main living area.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Miralles and Ricardo Chaves

  • Architects: Cañas ARQUITECTOS (Arq.Victor Cañas, with the assistance of Arq. Andrés Cañas, Arq. Ricardo Chaves, Arq. Sara Araya)
  • Project: Indios Desnudos
  • Location: Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Jordi Miralles and Ricardo Chaves
  • Structural design: Ing Ricardo Solano
  • Electronic and mechanic design: Ing Felipe Terán
  • Lighting: Cañas Arquitectos
  • Landscaping: Randolph Watpool
  • Interior design: Emily Lister
  • Furniture: Aimeé Uriarte
  • Builders: Constructom
  • Design and construction: 2011, 2014

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Casa Murray Music in Heredia, Costa Rica by Carazo Arquitectura

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: Carazo Arquitectura 

To inhabit a house is to use each of its spaces, not only according to its specific purpose, that is to say, a kitchen will not be used only for cooking, a room will not only be for sleeping, a hallway will not be a linear path. Experiencing a home like Murray Music includes exploration, giving another meaning and other use to spaces that normally have specific functions.

Murray Music House is designed for a family of 5 inhabitants, mom, dad and three children, who constantly feedback the design process, being this key for the definition of each space and each corner of the house.

Image Courtesy © Roberto D’Ambrosio

  • Architects: Carazo Arquitectura
  • Project: Casa Murray Music
  • Location: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Roberto D’Ambrosio
  • Lead Architect: Rodrigo Carazo
  • Project Architect: Catalina Gutierrez
  • Project Team: Dayana Piedra, Bryan Jimenez
  • Structural Engineer: DSI Alfredo Castro
  • Mechanical Engineer: Orlando Bazan
  • Electric Engineer: Alberto Bonilla
  • Built Area: 395 m²
  • Completion Year: December 2016

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Oficentro Asebanacio in San José, Costa Rica by ICESA Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: ICESA Arquitectos

The fast-growing Employee Solidarity Association of the National Bank of Costa Rica was in need of a new headquarter. They envisioned not only to build their house, but to create a common roof to shelter institutions with shared values and synergies.

The building is located in Llorente de Tibás, a mixed and varied urban fabric that changes dramatically both in landscape and program on every side of the irregular plot. The east facade faces a National Highway, the northern one faces a commercial street and the south side of the plot borders a sprawled residential community. The building accordingly responds differently to every side, situation that is intensified by the bioclimatic parameters that requested the maximum light from the north and south and thermal reductions from the strong east and west lights. This is contrary to the plot geometry that has the shortest side to the north and a reason why the concrete louvers were proposed as a project feature.

Image Courtesy © Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo

  • Architects: ICESA Arquitectos
  • Project: Oficentro Asebanacio
  • Location: Tibás, San José, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo
  • Client: Asebanacio
  • Lead Architects: Sebastián Alfaro Fuscaldo, Cristian Cambronero Herra
  • Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltda
  • Mechanical Engineer: Carlos Cordero
  • Electrical Engineer: Marco Vasquez

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CASA KIKE in Cahuita, Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article sourceGianni Botsford Architects

This was a dream commission,” says UK-based architect Gianni Botsford. “Design a retreat for a writer on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Make it contemporary, with clean lines and a modern aesthetic, and yet be sensitive to local tradition and material use.”

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Gianni Botsford Architects (Gianni Botsford, Sam Craig, Anahi Copponex, Ran Ankori, Maya Carni, Toby Burgess, Richard Green)
  • Project: CASA KIKE
  • Location: Cahuita, Costa
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Structural Engineering: Tall Engineers, London ( Toby Maclean)
  • Construction: Lechenne Construction, Hone Creek, Costa Rica
  • Cost: 78,000 Euros
  • Plot size: 4778 m2
  • Completion & handover: April 2007

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Casa Magayon in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Casa Magayon by Sarco Architects Costa Rica is located in the Peninsula Papagayo Luxury Resort in the northwest pacific region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  The project was awarded the “Highly Commended, Architecture Single Residence Costa Rica 2013-2014” award by the International Property Awards. The home is designed to follow the natural shape of the land, which featured a linear and narrow ridge in east-west direction that turns into a sharply sloping hillside.

Image Courtesy © García Lachner Fotografía

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Casa Magayon
  • Location: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: García Lachner Fotografía
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad
  • Collaborators:
    • Heriel S.A. – Structural Design
    • Circuito S.A. – Electrical Design
    • Termoaire – Plumbing & Air Conditioning
    • Bryan Carlson – Landscape Design
  • Project Area:
    • 1,290m2 overall construction area
    • 550m2 air-conditioned area
  • Completion: July 2015

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Bartlett Residence in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

The Bartlett Residence was designed as a luxury vacation home in the middle of a dry tropical forest area.  The property has a long and narrow building envelope area (limited by the development), that works parallel to the slope of the land, which is a fairly constant natural slope of around 30 to 35 degrees, forming into a natural ravine in the middle of the buildable space.

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

“The lateral view shows the terrain slope and slanted column design theme”, Image Courtesy © Estilos y Casas Magazine

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Bartlett Residence
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Estilos y Casas Magazine
  • Software used: Grafisoft Archicad 20
  • Client: Bartlett Family
  • Principal Designer: Roderick Anderson, Intl. Assoc. AIA
  • Design Team: Roderick Anderson, Gustavo Alvarez
  • Structural Engineering: Heriel S.A.
  • Electromechanical: Circuito S.A.
  • Construction: SARCO Design-Build
  • Site Area: 3 Acres
  • Built-Up Area: 3,300 sq.ft. Air conditioned Area, 2,700 Outdoor Covered Area, 7,300sq.ft. Total Built Area
  • Year of Completion: 2008

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Vistamar 17 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Sarco Architects Costa Rica

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: Sarco Architects Costa Rica

This was a very particular project due to the clients it was being built for.  The property had been purchased by two brothers and their wives, and the idea was to create a Luxury Vacation Home for both couples.

Image Courtesy © Quinn Kirkpatrick

Image Courtesy © Quinn Kirkpatrick

  • Architects: Sarco Architects Costa Rica
  • Project: Vistamar 17
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Quinn Kirkpatrick
  • Principal Designer: Roderick Anderson, Intl. Assoc. AIA
  • Design Team: Roderick Anderson
  • Construction: SARCO Design-Build
  • Site Area: 900m2
  • Year of Completion: 2011

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Seagull House in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Indigo Arquitectura

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Article source: Indigo Arquitectura 

Casa Gaviota (Seagull House) is a project developed through a thorough site analysis and conscious awareness of the environment. Located in a mountain surrounded by topographic depressions, a mellow river and very close to the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, it stands lightly and volant on the terrain holding more than 80% of its areas in the air. It touches the ground only as needed, reducing the humidity and soil sealing and maximizing the natural ventilation through the project. The precise east – west orientation allows Casa Gaviota to fully open its north facade providing all the indirect lightning for the house and creating different environments that dramatically change throughout the day. A nearby river that refreshes and nourishes the flora and fauna of the place can be appreciated visually and aurally from the deck. The house stands at the height of the canopy of the trees. The opening between the two modules allows the user to continue its path through the mountain, the same path that existed before the house was built. The house does not interfere between nature and oneself.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

  • Architects: Indigo Arquitectura (Leonardo Jiménez)
  • Project: Seagull House
  • Location: Estrada, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Andrés García Lachner
  • Software used: Autocad 2D, Photoshop
  • Structural Design: Apestegui Blair Ingenieros Consultores
  • Electromechanical Design: Ing. Alberto Zúñiga
  • Construction: Indigo Arquitectura
  • Area: 290 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Ocean Eye-A Terrace House in Puntarenas, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Article source: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

The Holdener family bought a beautiful property with two breath-taking views: towards the ocean and into the jungle. We decided to rest the house against the back of the steep hill of the site in order to stabilize the soil and protect the house from falling debris. The house then transitions from a more solid and intimate construction at the back that holds bedrooms and bathrooms, towards a light-weight and ephemeral structure that points to the visual collapse of the ocean and jungle views. The result is a series of interwoven terraces that relate to each other in all dimensions creating not only an internal dynamic interaction between levels, but also varied and sometimes unexpected relationships between the inhabitants and the natural landscape. In these interstitial terrace spaces, which are never truly inside or out, architecture comes to foster the relationship, enjoyment, and appreciation of the natural world by the inhabitants.

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

  • Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture
  • Project: Ocean Eye-A Terrace House
  • Location: Playa Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Andres Garcia Lachner
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketch-Up, Lumion
  • Architecture Team:
    • Design Director: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
    • Project Coordinator: Laura Morelli
    • Project Design Team: Cesar Coto, Rogelio Quesada, Alejandro Gonzalez, Maribel Mora
  • Client: Holdener Family
  • Construction Documentation: Roger Navarro
  • Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltd
  • Electromechanical Engineer: Electrotec S.A
  • Builder: Dante Medri and Adrian Alvarado
  • Area: Aprox. 300 m2
  • Date of Completion: May 2016

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ZEN Retreat Home in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by SARCO Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: SARCO Architects

This residence, located in the Peninsula Papagayo luxury resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, was penned by its owner to have an “Earthy Contemporary” architectural style. The home was designed in a lot overlooking the sixteenth hole of the Four Seasons Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The design was thought to maximize the view to the golf course fairway down below, and to also take advantage of multiple existing trees around the home and give the home an exotic tree house feeling. We used a combination of large glazed surfaces for transparency, exposed steel structure, with wood and natural stone accents, to achieve a modern design with a natural feeling.

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects

  • Architects: SARCO Architects
  • Project: ZEN Retreat Home
  • Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad

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