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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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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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CIELO MAR in Guanacaste, Península Papagayo by SARCO Architects Costa Rica

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: SARCO Architects Costa Rica

The Cielo Mar residence is a collaboration project between NY-based firm Barnes Coy Architects, who created the original concept & design of the home, and SARCO Architects Costa Rica who performed the design development, final plans and construction management of the project.

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects Costa Rica

Image Courtesy © SARCO Architects Costa Rica

 

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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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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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Andaz Hotel in Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Zürcher Architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: Zürcher Architects

During our walks through the site we encountered several archeological pre-Columbian pieces made out of lava, rock and clay.  We realized that the local humble flora and fauna of the region inspired our ancestors. They were not about jaguars and eagles, for the contrary, they were inspired by the little cocoons, thorns and seeds. From there, we explored similar sources of inspiration to create the arts and crafts. With that in mind, we created the architectural concept for the project.

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andrés García Lachner

  • Architects: Zürcher Architects
  • Project: Andaz Hotel
  • Location: Papagayo Penninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Photography: Andrés García Lachner
  • Architect In Charge: Hazel Chang, Ronald Zürcher
  • Project Team: Zürcher Architects, Das Design, Circuito S.A, Termoaire, Integra, Edificar, Sinergo
  • Area: 22,000 m2
  • Year: 2013

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A Forest For a Moon Dazzler in Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architect

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The house was self built. The wood for the terraces and closet and kitchen walls was cut from trees on site; hence every piece is different from the next.

The Bamboo was cut from a family farm during full moon, then submerged in Diesel in order to cure it and dried under shade. Later it was cut into 15cm pieces and finished in maritime varnish.

The House

  • Architect: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Site: Playa Avellanas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Type Of Project: Residential (Coastal)
  • Total area: 100m2 of which 48m2 are terrace
  • Total cost: 40,000USD
  • Year of contest: N/A
  • Year of project: Jan 2010 (completion)
  • Year of construction: Built between 2008-2009
  • Client: Helen Saxe Fernandez 
  • Collaborators: none
  • Structural engineering: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Installations engineering: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Acoustic engineering: none
  • Lighting: none
  • Quantity surveyor: none
  • Contractor: Self Build
  • Photography: Benjamin Garcia Saxe, Andres Garcia Lachner, and Isabel Amador
  • Software: hand drawings, plans in Autocad, 3D in Vectorworks and  Sketchup
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