Location Villareal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Year of Completion 2020
Area 5,500 m²
Built Surface 420 m²
Duration of Building 10 months
Team in Charge of the Project Gaia Studio
Project Architect Felipe Rodríguez
Concept Dir. and Coordinator Hugues Blanchère
Used Materials and Technics Concrete sprayed on reinforced polystyrene
Realization of a modern house on a high point, allowing to enjoy an almost 360° view. These exceptional conditions, however, required special protection against extreme climatic conditions:
The architectural answer was found in a central patio. The hexagonal house consists of 2 closed modules protecting the back and sides of the house. The large roof above the central patio, as well as the terrace facing the sea view, provides direct protection while maintaining excellent natural ventilation and perspectives on a very warm common area.
The agency was in charge of the entire project:
Concept Director & Project Coordinator
We go beyond the aesthetic to design intuitive structures based on the habits and rhythms of the people using them.