Location Bijagua, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Year of Completion 2018
Area 24 ha lot
Built Surface 4,000 m²
Duration of Building 3 years
Team in Charge of the Project Patrick Rey and Gaia Studio
Project Architect Mario Avilés Quirós
Concept Dir. and Coordinators Patrick Rey and Hugues Blanchère
Constructor Saul Segura
Used Materials and Technics Ecomaterials and green roof
This eco lodge is inspired by the pre-Columbian architecture of Costa Rica. The project was guided on the realization of ecological constructions, sustainable and with renewable materials. We experimented with natural materials and ancestral technics. Minimizing the environmental impact of the construction, restricting land movements and integrating buildings as much as possible into their environment were the foundations of this development.
Hugues Blanchère & Patrick Rey :
Patrick Rey and Hugues Blanchère
Concept Dir. & Coordinators
We go beyond the aesthetic to design intuitive structures based on the habits and rhythms of the people using them.