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
In the last decade, the emergence of rented houses creates the question of their aesthetic. As the owners won’t live there, how to create an identity and to give a soul to a place where people will only stay for a couple of days our weeks. Located in the wild tropical context of the province of Guanacaste near Villareal, this refined vacation house is formed with a singular L-shape distribution to unify the three “connected to nature” bedrooms and the living space which live with the cylces of the sun. This simple shape give the inhabitant a functional relation between the diferent living spaces. The relation to the luxurious vegetation context has been the main factor to design and orient the project. The entrance of the house is a silent and minimalist facade surrounded by an desertic garden with cactus, rocks and pebbles who contrast with the prolific tropical back garden. All the views converge to an infinite large swimming pool which reflects the moving trees around. The facade membrane with louvers create a direct connection which open and close to give privacy at night and a full nature connection during the day. The steel structure combined with the concrete finish of the walls creates part of the urban confort feeling in the middle of this oasis of nature were inhabitants can live in the middle of nature having a sense of connection and respect.
  • Project

    Beach house

  • Location

    Villareal, Guanacaste

  • Year


  • House surface


  • Exterior terrace surface


  • Swimming pool surface


  • Gargage surface


  • Design

    Arthur Micheron



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