About Us

Arthur Micheron - Architect


Arthur Micheron is a French architect who lives in Costa Rica since 2013. He graduated from Paris Malaquais in France where he did is Master degree. He founded Micheron Studio in 2016 to research, design and build significant and contextual architecture.

He works in collaboration with architects, engineers and interior designer to create specific bold team for each project.

Our philosophy

We design for those who aspire to make a change in their lives, for people who invest in their future, for those who believe that architecture can change the way we live, for those who want to achieve their goals, for those who want to support local communities and be actors of change.

We do architecture, we give contextual answers to problems of individual and/or collective scale where we bring our experience and vision to create experiences and spaces according to the needs of their users and in intelligence with the parameters of the environment.

We believe in the constant optimization of our creative process. Each project enriches the next one with new knowledge in the way of designing or building. Research on new materials (bamboo, containers, steel frame…) and unique and timeless designs are the key to satisfy our clients. We look for the right tools to analyze, design and build according to the requirements of the client, the site and the context. We work hand in hand with professionals in each area who accompany us and help us to engineer optimized solutions by crossing perspectives and fields of expertise.

When we choose to initiate a project with our client, it is the beginning of a new fruitful relationship where the exchange contributes to translate great ideas into significant achievements.

Our firm base is in Costa Rica where we work in a tropical ecosystem that facilitates experimentation. The contact with nature allows us to develop our creativity and ingenuity to the maximum in order to build projects in perfect harmony with the environment. Continuous travels and contacts with local architecture worldwide in France, Japan, Denmark, Tunisia, Italy, Mexico, among others enrich our perspective of the world in which we live.


Project Details

Since the introduction of coffee in Costa Rica at the end of the 18th century, a gold-grain economy has been promoted. Coffee has become part of the culture and tradition. Costa Rica is one of the leaders in the production of specialty coffee. He has stood out for his innovation in the development of varieties and production techniques but also for his presence in the barista championships and for the worldwide exposure as a producer.


However, we are only in the first years of seeing specialty coffee shops appear in the capital. They are born with the third wave where users want to be clear about the origin of the products and want to live experiences through consumption.


The Artlee cafeteria is a space proposed as an unpretentious place where the focus is to carry out a unique experience to introduce the students of the area to the consumption of specialty coffee through various preparations. The minimalist architecture represents the opportunity to create a simple space and reflecting in this case the focus towards the Latte Art where the materials, the light and the space leave the user and the coffee as protagonists.

  • Project

    Coffee shop Artlee

  • Location

    San Pedro, Costa Rica

  • Year


  • Surface

    46 sqm

  • Photography

    Joel Jimenez Jara

  • Construction

    DIWO diseño & construcción



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