Casa Magenta

Location: 
Santa Ana, San José, C.R.
Size: 
540 m2
Date: 
2005-2006

A stunning Guanacaste tree was the central element from which the whole house was developed. This element transformed into the main organizing axis of the architectural walkthrough, where the elements of water and stone complement it to generate a welcoming point of access. Before entering the house, a white wall, which allows the reflection of the shadows from the Guanacaste, opens itself to introduce us to the main hall.

Textures such as travertine, wood, concrete, and glass evoke the outdoors within the interior of Casa Magenta. The social area articulates every room distributed in different levels, maximizing the morphological and scenic qualities of the site.

In architecture, the physical spaces are extensions of people’s psychological spaces, which is why pure line elements were used in this project. A non-saturated, visually clean character allows the users and their experiences to fill this home. 

Canada

Katia Marten Architecture
5000 Yonge Street, Suite 1901
Toronto, ON M2N 7E9

416 549 4909

Costa Rica

Katia Marten Architecture
Plaza Roble Edificio El Patio
Oficina #12, C.R.

+506 2201 5055

Associates

Interior architecture: www.miainteriorarq.com
Landscape: www.martenlandscape.com
Development: www.kmadesign.net
Sales: www.lalaguna.cr