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EFC Cabin in San José, Costa Rica by VOID architecture

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Article source: VOID architecture

VOID. As an office we have a strong conviction that every project we develop, be it private or public development, should be thought to impact its imediate local context in a greater way.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

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Containers Franceschi in San José, Costa Rica by Re Arquitectura + DAO

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Article source: Re Arquitectura + DAO

Contenedores Franceschi is a project born from the heart of a family that loves nature and is concerned about the environment, following that natural cycle of growing, they see the need to increase the space in which they live so that everyone has their independence and privacy but still stay together, they decide to build three apartments, in the property where they built their house and live about 20 years ago, a terrain adjacent to the canyon of the Uruca River, in Santa Ana, west of San José, Costa Rica.

The premise was to create 3 independent units, low impact with the environment, which respects the privacy of the existing house, adapting to the available budget.

Image Courtesy © Carolina Bello and Pablo Franceschi

  • Architects: Re Arquitectura + DAO
  • Project: Containers Franceschi
  • Location: San José, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Carolina Bello, Pablo Franceschi
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Architects in Charge: Francisco Vásquez May (Architect), Rebeca Chang Ugarte (Architect)
  • Structural Engineering: CDS Ingeniería, Ing. Andrés Reyes, Ing. Eduardo  González
  • Electric Engineering: Ing. Max Ruiz Arrieta
  • Built Area: 210 m2
  • Year: 2017

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El Establo in Alajuela, Costa Rica by Plup! Studio Costa Rica

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Article source: Plup! Studio Costa Rica

Located in a rural area in the outskirts of San Jose, is [El Establo]. A project that was thought to have a very honest relationship with both its natural and constructed context. The concept of the project stems from the structures for the stables, very common in the area that regularly has horse’s establishments.

A relatively warm zone throughout the year motivated us to implement climate conditioning strategies such as long overhangs and cross ventilation, typical of tropical architecture. The area, although it is 20 km from San Jose, has conditions closer to the dry tropical forest.

Image Courtesy © Roberto d´Ambrosio S.

  • Architects: Plup! Studio Costa Rica
  • Project: El Establo
  • Location: Las Vueltas de la Guácima, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Roberto d´Ambrosio S.
  • Other participants: Arq. Carlos A. Bolaños A., Arq. Daniela M. Chaverri C., Arq. Ana Rosa Alan, Arq. Andrey Blanco, Arq. Cesar Delgado, S3 Ingenieros, Ing. Jose A. Murillo.
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 126,38 m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Joya Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Article source: Studio Saxe

Set in the rainforest of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two modern homes project out of the landscape and are defined by a series of steel frames that that bring the best modern methods of construction to a tropical location. The use of large steel I-beams and concrete is a tenet of the international language of Modernist architecture and Studio Saxe have taken this design approach and recontextualised it for contemporary use. This project is a continuation of their search for an authentic Central American tropical architecture.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

  • Architects: Studio Saxe
  • Project: Joya Villas
  • Location: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Andrés García Lachner
  • Client: Joya Villas
  • Landscape: Vida Landscape
  • Builder: Dante Medri
  • Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltda.
  • Project Coordinator: Laura Morelli
  • Design Director: Benjamin García Saxe
  • Area: 961m2
  • Date of completion: 2018

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NALU in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Article source: Studio Saxe

Studio Saxe has completed a boutique hotel and yoga studio set into in tropical landscape of Nosara, Costa Rica. The project is another in a long line of sustainable buildings from the practice that blend contemporary design with local craftsmanship, embracing the natural environment that surrounds and frames the architecture.

The boutique hotel is set in a tropical landscape, Image Courtesy © Studio Saxe

  • Architects: Studio Saxe
  • Project: NALU
  • Location: Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Client: Nalu Nosara
  • Project Architect: Alejandro Gonzalez & Cesar Coto
  • Electromechanical Engineer: Dynamo Studio
  • Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltda
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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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