Casa Santa Teresa

Location: 
Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Size: 
507.7m2
Date: 
2010

Casa Santa Teresa was conceived in an atmosphere of total freedom - where the forest and the ocean are the main protagonists. Seeking to integrate the environment with existing living species allowed us to create a project where the concepts of re-use and re-interpretation mark the course of the design. The biggest challenge was restoration over demolition.

One of the most important decisions was to incorporate the terraces as a means of transition between interior and exterior; this followed by the choice to use natural materials such as wood. Accomplishing this offers the ability to adapt with greater fluidity and smoothness to the climatic and scenic conditions.

This design looks to the needs of a contemporary family with a great sensitivity towards nature, while rescuing the union between soul, mind, and body.

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