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Stunning Coastal House in Costa Rica by SPG Architects

By • Apr 11, 2011

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SPG Architects transformed an abandoned steel frame and concrete slab structure erected on a remote Costa Rican coastal hillside into a five-level, indoor-outdoor residence on a rain-forested mountainside overlooking the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica.

Located on a rain-forested site that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, the 18,000 square foot house is “environmentally sensitive, technologically advanced, and modernist by design.

Although the structure was beautifully sited, it needed considerable re-thinking to become a viable and beautiful home. “

Casa Torcida 02 750x500 Stunning Coastal House in Costa Rica by SPG Architects

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Casa Torcida by SPG Architects:

“A flexible building perimeter provides a seamless flow from inside to out that completely blends the built environment with the natural setting and the spectacular views.

The house is energy self-sufficient – appliances and lighting were chosen for low power consumption that is sourced by photovoltaic cells on the roof.

Solar hot water panels provide domestic hot water.

Maximizing cross ventilation and ample overhangs have eliminated the need for air conditioning in this year-round tropical climate.

As a result, this house is an indigenous yet distinctly modern piece of architecture.”

Photos by: Charles Lindsay
Source: ArchDaily

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