architecture workplace VOID has launched the ‘guarumo’ modern day household intricate into the costa rican pacific coast, harmoniously combining the distinctive tropical landscape with modern day, very simple, and discreet architecture. situated on a steep hillside with dense vegetation, the dwelling showcases a staggered configuration to provide generous unobstructed sights of the outstanding surroundings whilst guaranteeing minimal disturbance to the local organic topography.
all photos courtesy of leonardo finotti
VOID has proceeded with the tiered volumetry, averting substantial movements of land and expensive retaining walls, to maintain the location in its purely natural sort. the heart of the ‘guarumo’ property is made up of a void, which forces the vegetation to grow to be the protagonist although serving as a social meeting point for the two people and friends. this frequent area is geared up with a variety of facilities, including an infinity pool, the bar/BBQ spot and a viewing terrace that extends in excess of the treetops.
in accordance to VOID, this project is a reflection of the practice’s meticulous investigate in sustainability, its interest in neighborhood and vernacular architecture,and its correct knowledge of the land. meanwhile, the ‘guarumo’ challenges a common misunderstanding in tropical style that tends to use non-lengthy-long lasting materials in the spirit of a much more ‘natural’ aesthetic, instead proposing an progressive board-formed poured concrete composition, which may possibly be much more complicated to execute, but offers a lower maintenance solution that will stand the take a look at of time.
some of the elements that add toward making sustainable architecture are the strategic positioning of the pool as a resource of drinking water in the route of the prevailing winds to lessen temperatures, the use of organic and regional components these types of as exposed concrete and wood, and the solar defense of the windows by solid eaves. in addition, the use of significant openings from floor to ceiling breaks the barrier amongst the interior and exterior to boost all-natural ventilation. eventually, the incorporation of encompassing vegetation, the collection of rainwater, and therapy of sewage water for irrigation are some of the passive approaches that ended up also executed.
so, ‘guarumo’ emerges a symbiotic proposal which alternatively than seeking to dominate the organic natural environment, positions it as a focal point. the dwelling serves as an empty area as a result of which the limitations amongst the developed and the autochthonous are broken, the discretion of the design and style and the imposition of the panoramic attractiveness, environment the phase for social interaction and cultural mixing that arise integrally in shared spaces.
developer: stealth development
location: santa teresa, puntarenas, costa rica
region: 796.55 sqm
pictures: leonardo finotti
myrto katsikopoulou I designboom
aug 03, 2021