Location Matapalo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Year of Completion 2018
Area 4,300 m²
Built Surface 70 m²
Duration of Building 4 months
Team in Charge of the Project Gaia Studio
Project Architect Mario Avilés Quirós
Concept Dir. and Coordinator Hugues Blanchère
Constructor Osmin Reyes
Used Materials and Technics Steel framing, waterproof membrane and eco-materials.
Realization of a house in the spirit of a tree house. Emphasis is placed on a large glass facade to take advantage of panoramic valley view. The other facade is made of cob, which allows to regulate the humidity and the interior temperature of the house. The terrace is levitating above the canopy. Optimization of natural ventilation limits use of air conditioning.
The agency was in charge of the entire project:
Concept Director & Project Coordinator