Poas Volcano Lodge / Carazo Architects

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Architect: Carazo Architects – Rodrigo Carazo
Location: ,
Design team: Erick Solis, Erick Calderón, Bryan Vidal, Fanny Erfling
Interior design: Arq. Rodrigo Carazo, Beba Lobo
Construction: CPS Construccion
Project year: 2010
Project area: 800 sqm
Photographs: Kurt Aumair, Felipe Sanabria

   

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In the beginning the hotel was a residence over time was transformed into a bed & breakfast and later in what is today. One of the main features is the purity of their materials, wood from fallen trees on the farm; stone walls blended with modern architecture are shaping the facades of the project. The remodeling and expansion generated by Carazo Architects, was the result of the earthquake that affected the area in early 2009, destroying 80% of the building, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 degrees on the Richter scale was centered 3 km online straight away. As pioneers of sustainable architecture in Costa Rica, all material was reused as possible to the destroyed hotel, metal, wood, floors are part of the group that was studying to generate the new proposal.

The effort by the reuse of items damaged in the earthquake was maximized, resulting in 0% of construction waste that was not used. All walls and demolished walls were used as ballast to fill the new foundations, before using them bag old reinforcing steel is reused again for the new armor rings. Of the few undamaged items was 90% of roof structure, forty years old and made of carved pine trees with an ax. To save this structure had to hold on scaffolding during the construction process of tearing out walls and foundations, old and new construction, all with constant aftershocks. Additionally we used the old story of the wooden house for use as carpet Sura Wood embedded in new concrete stamp floors. Other new hardwood floors were made of wood taken from fallen trees Guapinol storm.

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After analyzing the damage is determined to take this action and expand 50%, creating new spaces, and create rooms overlooking the Poas Volcano, the main attraction of the area. This national park of Costa Rica is located less than 5km from the hotel and has one of the world’s largest craters 1.5 km in diameter with several gaps in its surroundings. The hotel is surrounded by woods, finishes and colors blend with the surroundings, creating a visually pleasing landscape. Pure volume, basic materials in its expression, simple lines and natural lighting and ventilation result in the Poas Volcano Lodge.

Additionally we used the old story of the wooden house for reuse as carpets in Sura Wood encrusted in new brushed concrete floors. The other new hardwood floors were made of wood extracted from fallen trees Guapinol storm. After analyzing the damage is determined to take this action and expand 50%, creating new spaces, and create rooms overlooking the Poas Volcano, the main attraction of the area.

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This national park of Costa Rica is located less than 5km from the hotel and has one of the world’s largest craters 1.5 km in diameter with several gaps in its surroundings. The hotel is surrounded by woods, finishes and colors blend with the surroundings, creating a visually pleasing landscape. Pure volume, basic materials in its expression, simple lines and natural lighting and ventilation result in the Poas Volcano Lodge.

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Cite: "Poas Volcano Lodge / Carazo Architects" 05 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=241342>

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