ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - HandrailONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - GlassONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - ForestONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Windows, FacadeONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - More Images+ 13

  • Architects: JSARQ
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Fernando Alda
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Extralum, Lesco Wood, Veneta Cucine
  • Lead Architect: Janine Schneider
  • Electric And Mechanical Design: Tecnoconsult; Juan Carlos Ulate
  • Construction Team: Bilco; Maynor Alvarez, Bernardo Alfaro, Daniel Vega, Alberto Fallas
  • Design Team Jsarq: Francisco Vasquez, Ricardo Saborio
  • Electronic And Mechanical Design: Tecnoconsult; Juan Carlos Ulate
  • City: San José
  • Country: Costa Rica
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ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Windows, Facade
© Fernando Alda

Text description provided by the architects. ONE seeks to differentiate itself from all other real estate development projects in San José. Looking to challenge traditional vertical design, characterized by a building with identical floors, ONE has given an exclusive identity to each of its units.

Concept Sketches

The building was designed from the inside out. Internal spaces are perfectly rectangular and easy to furnish, allowing one to take maximum advantage of each square foot. The building was also designed from the outside in to prove that a minimalistic, dynamic, unusual and playful aesthetic can indeed embellish the city.

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Image 6 of 18
© Fernando Alda

The design concept is based on rectangular modules that constitute the building’s very essence. These modules appear to slide sideways, back and forth. This provides each unit with a unique identity and generates one-of-a-kind cantilever balconies and terraces.

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Handrail
© Fernando Alda

Concrete and wood imbue the building with lightness and strength. These materials also require minimal maintenance and offer maximum durability over time. They also endow the building with a timeless elegance and a modern feel.

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Windows, Facade
© Fernando Alda

The lobbies were also designed with distinctive finishes and colors, to reinforce the individual experience of each apartment. Thus, the same building will offer a myriad of unique visiting experiences.

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Glass
© Fernando Alda

With 9-foot, floor to ceiling windows, featuring light finishes, the city, and the park will seep into the apartment’s internal spaces. Three-bedroom apartments feature east to west views, thus providing cross ventilation in the social area and making the internal space much cooler.

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Handrail
© Fernando Alda

The pool and jacuzzi area feature an exquisite Calcutta marble wall, which endows the space with a distinctive character. This element brings the building’s organic and free landscaping together with its natural surroundings—the park.

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ - Forest
© Fernando Alda

The fitness center features a stunning yellow ceiling, providing this area with character and energy. The project drew inspiration from the many ways in which it can be experienced: from visiting the apartments and relaxing in the common areas to admiring the façade from the street.

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Project location

Address:San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

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Cite: "ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ" 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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