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CasaAltamira : Costa Rican Residence

Residential Project in Central America – design by Joan Puigcorbé

2 Sep 2013

CasaAltamira Costa Rica

Design: Joan Puigcorbé

House in Ciudad Colón

The architects conceive architecture as a language across which properties can express themselves such as: harmony, creativity, happiness, beauty, poetry, complexity, magic, provocation and culture.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

In our architecture we put emphasis on the quality of the experience of living; we look for pleasure in its deepest forms, a journey through the landscape where one finds the place of thought, the refuge of the mind and the satisfaction by means of sensory and ideal declarations.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

We propose a journey, without scarcely moving, where space folds and multiplies.
A trip across a bioclimatic architecture which looks to the immediate environment, with multiple possibilities.
A trip across matter and its absence.
A trip across light, and its variations.
A trip across the sounds, and of the silence.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

This house establishes an intimate, woven and direct relationship with the topography and with the existing vegetation. In a descending promenade the diverse spaces are articulated between water courtyards and vegetation, until one approaches the great room, which in only one gesture turns into a great porch, with seamless continuity between the interior and the exterior.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

Every bedroom, arranged step by step, has its own exterior private space and garden, protected and intimate, and at the same time links to a common open pathway through the landscape.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

The swimming pool acts as hinge between the built space and the garden. The garden is protected from inward external views and the views of the west, with a visual horizon that allows us to appreciate the whole valley of the river Virilla, and beyond, the Tárcoles, up to the Nicoya gulf.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

The materials of wall, floor and ceiling will be the elements that will help to create a singular interior atmosphere, enveloping its inhabitants and to make them participants of a unique living experience.

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photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

Casa Altamira Costa Rica
photo : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

CasaAltamira Costa Rica – Building Information

Architecture: Joan Puigcorbé, PAAS
Promoter: costaricanaturaldesign.com
Project: CasaAltamira
Building site: Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
Site area: 2.500 m2
Total floor area: 802 m2
Design period: 2009
Construction period: 2010-12

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photos : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

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Ubicación: Ciudad Colón
Arquitecto: Joan Puigcorbé. PAAS
Colaboradora: Carolina Pizarro. Arquitecta
Promotor: Costa Rica Natural Design
Construcción: Costa Rica Natural Design
Escultura: Domenech Batalla. Barcelona
Pintura: Chikako Taketani. Japón
Fecha de construcción: 2010/2012
Diseño mesas y cocina: Joan Puigcorbé. PAAS
Diseño iluminación: Joan Puigcorbé. PAAS con BSV light
Diseño sanitarios: Lagares/RCR arquitectes / Joan Puigcorbé. PAAS / roca
Mecanismos eléctricos: JUNG
Muebles: ALTEA
Empresas colaboradoras: LAGARES / JUNG / BSV
Materiales principales: Piedra basáltica / vidrio / acero / corian
Area de construcción: 802 m2
Area lote: 2.484 m2
Fotografia: Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

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MEMORIA DE MATERIALES DE ACABADOS

– Paredes de piedra natural Travertino Gris (volcán Turrialba)
– Paredes en baños de placas de acero inoxidable / vidrio templado
– Sanitarios: inodoros y griferías ROCA / LAGARES. Lavabos de Corian
– Armarios y puertas de madera lacada / acero barnizado
– Pavimentos de piedra natural Travertino Gris (volcán Turrialba)
– Techos de placas cartón-yeso pintado
– Carpinteria de vidrio laminado y templado, con mecanismos de acero inoxidable
– Mobiliario de cocina de madera compacta lacada / electrodomésticos panelados
– Mesa en sala-comedor de granito Negro Absoluto, estructura metálica en voladizo
– Iluminación con LEDS, regulables en intensidad
– Sistema de alarma
– Recuperación de aguas negras, en terciario, para riego de taludes naturales
– Climatización interior oculta
– Barbacoa integrada y oculta con puertas correderas

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photos : Rodrigo Montoya / Joan Puigcorbé

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