Dream Inn Guest House / Coleman-Davis Pagan Arquitectos

Dream Inn Guest House / Coleman-Davis Pagan Arquitectos

© Carlos Esteva © José Fernando Vazquez © José Fernando Vazquez © Shellar Garcia + 24

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Carlos Esteva, Shellar Garcia
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Air Master, Caribbean Cast Stone, JR Water System, Kong Generators, Multi System Contractors, RK Power
  • Design Team

    José R. Coleman-Davis Pagán, Yadira Adorno Pomales, Shellar M. García Córdova, Edgardo D. Ocasio Roig, Yanitza Maldonado González, Víctor Nieto Villalón, Wilfredo Pérez Espino, Valorie Alicea Chinea, John Santos Ríos, Tamaris Alvarez Custodio, Edward Ramírez Saez
  • Client

    Dream Inn Puerto Rico, Inc.
  • Mechanical Consultant

    Francisco Maté
  • Electrical Consultant

    Raymond Amaral
  • Structure

    Daza Struct. Eng. Services / Luís Daza (structural)
  • Contractor

    Julio Vega Figueroa
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© Carlos Esteva
© Carlos Esteva

Text description provided by the architects. A family of long-time Ocean Park residents took on the task of constructing a thirteen(13)room guesthouse, oriented to the family and group traveling market.

© José Fernando Vazquez
© José Fernando Vazquez

Located on McLeary Street, the principal artery bordering this coastal / capital sector, the Inn is conveniently located between the tourist zones of El Condado and Isla Verde (with it’s international airport) – where eateries abound and public transportation is close by. It is also privileged with proximity to a superb beach, only a three (3) minute walk thru the San Juan’s premier residential community.


The tropical modern-minimalist architectural design, emphasizes surface textures and artisan craftsmanship.  The frontal and East facing facades – with its red -tinted concrete referencing traditional architectural filigrees - act as permeable membranes that filter air and sunlight and at the same time buffers outside sound.  This delicate geometry - reduced to simple pre-cast concrete members following a calculated pattern - creates an interesting light and shadow interchange.

© José Fernando Vazquez
© José Fernando Vazquez

The rooms are efficiently accommodated on two (2) main levels oriented to the north and south sides.  They are equally separated by a central corridor that allow natural lighting and ventilation to enter the structure.  All levels are reachable by way of a carefully articulated stair and accessible by elevator.


The key perimeter patios are defined by exposed-textured concrete walls and become sensible extensions of the interior areas, a linear pool enhances the rear terrace. The roof terrace serves as a sundeck and a semi-covered observatory for attractive views of the mountains (to the southeast), the beach (to the north) and the rest of the low-density neighborhood.

© José Fernando Vazquez
© José Fernando Vazquez

Environmentally responsible building technologies have been implemented, such as rainwater collection/distribution system, vacuum-tube solar water heater and LED lighting.


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Address: 2009 Calle McLeary, San Juan, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico

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Cite: "Dream Inn Guest House / Coleman-Davis Pagan Arquitectos" 22 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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