Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Deck, PatioOcean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Windows, FacadeOcean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Table, Chair, Deck, Beam, PatioOcean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Table, Wood, Windows, BeamOcean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - More Images+ 22

Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica
  • General Design: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Coordinator: Laura Morelli
  • Structuctural Engineering: Sotela Alfaro Ltd
  • Constructor: Dante Medri, Adrian Alvarado
  • Design Team: Cesar Coto, Rogelio Quesada, Alejandro Gonzalez, Maribel Mora
  • City: Santa Teresa Beach
  • Country: Costa Rica
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Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Windows, Facade
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Text description provided by the architects. The Holdener family bought a beautiful property with two breath-taking views: towards the ocean and into the jungle. We decided to rest the house against the back of the steep hill of the site in order to stabilize the soil and protect the house from falling debris.

Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Deck, Patio
© Andres Garcia Lachner
Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Table, Lighting, Facade, Beam, Chair
© Andres Garcia Lachner

The house then transitions from a more solid and intimate construction at the back that holds bedrooms and bathrooms, towards a light-weight and ephemeral structure that points to the visual collapse of the ocean and jungle views.

1st Floor Plan
2nd Floor Plan

The result is a series of interwoven terraces that relate to each other in all dimensions creating not only an internal dynamic interaction between levels, but also varied and sometimes unexpected relationships between the inhabitants and the natural landscape. In these interstitial terrace spaces, which are never truly inside or out, architecture comes to foster the relationship, enjoyment, and appreciation of the natural world by the inhabitants. 

Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe - Beam
© Andres Garcia Lachner

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Cite: "Ocean Eye / Benjamin Garcia Saxe" 24 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/793897/ocean-eye-benjamin-garcia-saxe> ISSN 0719-8884

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哥斯达黎加“海洋的眼睛”住宅 / Benjamin Garcia Saxe

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