by MG design studio

Project : Private housing

Location: Guapiles, Costa Rica

Year : 2017

Status : Design concept

Surface : 100 sqm

Colaboration : MG design studio

Design team : Arthur Micheron, Leonardo Gonzalez

Project Details

The project is located in Guapiles, part of the province of Limon.
The house is formed of a single volume characteristic of the area and reinterpret the simplicity of traditional costa rican architecture.

The distribution is compressed to adjust all the needs of a small family to live with commodity opening the living to the big landscape and giving privacy to his inhabitant.

The idea was to work with basic materials to fit the short budget using prefabricated wood panels and a single poor concrete floor to settle the foundations.

The house is located in a large lot that give liberty for the location close to a small river. Transparency and connection to the exterior were the main requirements of the client.

Floor plans

Permeability to communicate the project with the surrounding.
Clarity of simple shapes and volumes to understand the space.
Create a spatial identity unifying materials and colors.
Separate social and private life for comodity.

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