Black House / LSD Architects

Black House / LSD Architects

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Hermosa Cóbano Beach, Costa Rica
  • Architects: LSD Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1937 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Alda
  • Collaborators:Daniela Céspedes, Misael Rodríguez
  • Engineering:CJ Ingeniería electromecánica – Roberto Riggioni
  • City:Hermosa Cóbano Beach
  • Country:Costa Rica
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© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Text description provided by the architects. The site for this house is at the top of a hill overlooking the ocean from Playa Hermosa beach, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Its geometry is inspired on the curvy lines of the natural context trying to mimetize with the environment.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
1st floor plan
1st floor plan
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Its materiality also creates a direct relationship with its immediate context. The black concrete exterior walls create a background for the green vegetation around it while creating contrast and privacy with the white interior bedroom areas.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
Section 02
Section 02
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Its second floor social area fully opens to the views with sliding glass doors and the big roof’s  wood finish creates a continuity from the inside to the outside. The openness of this space creates a naturally ventilated and illuminated environment, while solar water heating and rain water harvesting make this house a highly sustainable structure.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

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Cite: "Black House / LSD Architects" [Casa negra / LSD Architects] 30 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/925622/black-house-lsd-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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