The constraints were saw as opportunities by the architects, who decided to allow the slope, the vegetation and animals to flow underneath the house: they essentially lifted the house up into the air on a series of pilotis which gives the impression that it is floating above the hillside.
This solution allowed creating a very delicate intervention that allows the terrain to breathe whilst providing spectacular views out towards the ocean from the key location on the site.
Casa Flotanta, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Program: single-family house
Architect: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Project Coordinator: Daniel Sancho
Design Development: Soki So
Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro
Builder: Dante Medri
Area: 300 sqm
Completion: November 2013