Self-Suficient White Steel Villa in Costa Rica
Architecture

Self-Suficient White Steel Villa in Costa Rica

Robles Arquitectos created this incredible beach Villa in Costa Rica. The house is wonderfully situated on a small hill above the ocean, 20km from away from any town. The self-sustainable structure was a challenge to the architects, as the house had to be independent and reliable in the humid environment. Peninsula de Osa, the place where this modern building is situated, is an amazing home to 5 % of the world`s biodiversity and the calming and paradise-like effect it has on the inhabitants of this house is astonishing. The building houses a multifunctional space for the ISEAMI Institute (Institute of Sustainability, Ecology, Art,Mind and and the second level of the house is used as a home by the Institute`s director.

The terrace on the first level hosts activities like investigation, meditation, training and yoga. This very low maintenance home was created in two stages: in the first stage, the architects had to take into consideration the site, climate, energy supply, materials that were used, the environment, the costs and innovations in order to make sure that the house will have the lowest impact on the nature surrounding it. The second stage developed made sure that the house sustains as little damage as possible from the environment. Being so far away from any energy source, the house had to be built to be 100% self-sufficient. A natural source of potable water is used to draw water from and solar power offers the electricity this home needs. The prefabricated parts of white steel were constructed off-site and then assembled on the spot. With any need covered, the house is a fully equipted, self-sufficient oasis of relaxation.

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7 comments

  • RLTarch October 30, 2010 at 14:02 PM Login to Reply →

    Adriana – you always find the best stuff! What a gorgeous house in an incredible setting! Light and strong, a well-honed beauty!

  • irene Barouh October 30, 2010 at 16:28 PM Login to Reply →

    WHAT A WONDERFULL HOUSE. PARADISE ON EARTH.
    I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVING TO COSTA RICA. HOW DO I FIND THIS ARCHITECT ? WHAT DOES IT COST TO BUILD WITH AND WITHOUT THE LAND.
    IRENE

  • Phantom October 30, 2010 at 19:13 PM Login to Reply →

    That’s totally fabulous! I really like it!

  • Blammo October 31, 2010 at 10:58 AM Login to Reply →

    Irene. Do your homework. It isn’t what it was ten years ago.
    It’s an ecological paradise full of crackhead thieves.

  • Lien Ankjell October 31, 2010 at 12:45 PM Login to Reply →

    tranquil and elegant! Oh, I love it!

  • Antony Ross November 1, 2010 at 05:11 AM Login to Reply →

    What a beautiful home , beautiful interior and exterior as well. Thanks for sharing..

  • Adriana November 8, 2010 at 10:45 AM Login to Reply →

    Thanks, RL Tarch. Gifted architects make it easy to write about their gorgeous designs.
    Irene, you can contact the architects here: http://www.roblesarq.com
    This one is an extremely beautiful residence.