About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award


Project Details
The project is located in a commercial centre in Pinares, Costa Rica.   This is the second local of the owners of Mocapan in the other side of the city. The idea was to bring the same concept as the first one and keep the same colors. The intention was to create an aesthetic closer to the bakery atmosphere. Simplicity and clarity were the main directions to lead the organization of the space. The first floor is divided between the entrance where you can pick and go with your fresh coffee or stay and enjoy the second part with a panoramic view on Cerro Carpintera. Downstairs a second floor receive another space more quite opening on a large terrace connected to the nature. The kitchen located downstairs is connected by an homemade elevator to carry up the freshly baked breads and pastry. All the design aspects have been thought to match the identity and give a real feeling of warmness to the visitors.
  1. Visual identity as a design tool.
  2. Clarity of simple shapes and volumes to understand the space.
  3. Few materials and colors to feel the harmony.
  4. Give a wide space for circulation and reading the space is a key for comfort.
  • Project


  • Location

    Tres Rios, Costa Rica

  • Year


  • Surface

    115 sqm

  • Colaboration for Cloud9

  • Design team

    Arthur Micheron

  • Photography

    Andres Garcia Lachner