This recently completed home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is nestled between the jungle and the beach. Designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the home is a series of interwoven terraces, creating multiple levels and opening the home to the outdoors.
When designing the home, the architect carefully analysed local wind patterns to create a comfortable cross-ventilation that would cool the spaces without the use of air conditioning. Locally resourced and certified Melina wood has been used throughout the home for a more natural look.
This house is a carefully handcrafted object built with local materials by local workers under extreme and remote tropical conditions with limited resources and tools.