Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

first_img Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472237/flotanta-house-benjamin-garcia-saxe-architecture Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Puntarenas Canton, Costa Rica ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Year:  Save this picture!© Garcia Lachner photography+ 33 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/472237/flotanta-house-benjamin-garcia-saxe-architecture Clipboard Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectureSave this projectSaveFlotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture Photographs Area:  300 m² Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Costa Rica 2013 2013 photographs:  Garcia Lachner photographyPhotographs:  Courtesy of Garcia Lachner photographyProject Coordinator:Daniel SanchoDesign Development:Soki SoConstruction Documentation:Roger NavarroStructural Engineer:Sotela Alfaro LtdBuilder:Dante MedriCity:Puntarenas CantonCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Garcia Lachner photographyRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The Gooden-Nahome family wanted to create a home on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and they found an incredible site overlooking the ocean. The biggest challenge we encountered was that their plot of land was predominantly comprised of a very steep slope, and the view of the ocean could only be seen from the upper-mid portion of the site. We saw this as an opportunity rather than a constraint and immediately considered an architectural response that was appropriate for these conditions. Save this picture!© Garcia Lachner photographyOriginally, we explored possibilities of creating large retaining walls and cutting back the soil in order to place the house, a technique typically employed for nearby buildings. Ultimately, we decided to do the exact opposite and therefore allow the slope, the earth, the vegetation, water, and animals to flow underneath the house. We essentially lifted the house up into the air on a series of piloti which gives the impression that it is floating above the hillside. By doing this we saved the immense cost of creating soil retention walls around the site. This common sense solution allowed us to create a very delicate intervention, one that allows the terrain to breathe whilst providing spectacular views out towards the ocean from the key location on the site. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessBricks Grown From BacteriaArchitecture NewsAndronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos AsociadosSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBenjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuntarenas CantonHousesCosta RicaPublished on January 31, 2014Cite: “Flotanta House / Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture” 31 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img

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