Joya Villas in Santa Teresa

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Joya Villas in Santa Teresa

Large Luxury Real Estate in Costa Rica, Central America – design by Studio Saxe Architects

13 Feb 2018

Joya Villas

Architects: Studio Saxe

Location: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Photos: Andrés García Lachner

Set in the rainforest of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two modern homes project out of the landscape and are defined by a series of steel frames that that bring the best modern methods of construction to a tropical location. The use of large steel I-beams and concrete is a tenet of the international language of Modernist architecture and Studio Saxe have taken this design approach and recontextualised it for contemporary use. This project is a continuation of their search for an authentic Central American tropical architecture.

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

The raw materials of steel and concrete are balanced with the careful use of crafted wooden screens and floors, to ensure the design of these rental properties is rooted in local traditions and building techniques. The black metal frames create cantilevered openings that hover over thesocial spaces below, creating a blurred distinction between inside andoutside areas and between private and more communal atmospheres.

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Large openings on every level of the building make the building seem lightweight and they connect the inhabitants to the surrounding natural environment. A delicate timber staircase appears to float from one floor to the other, suspended by the finest steel cables. The town of Santa Teresa on the pacific coastof Costa Rica has become a multicultural hub, renowned for its large waves and untouched nature. Joya Villas is situated on a hilltop, with its main terrace directly overlooking one of the best surfing breaks in the region. People have rented the homes can enjoy the views of the best swells from the comfort of their infinity pool or simply walk down to the beach to enjoy.

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe said: “Joya Villas is a clear reflection of a new wave of contextual contemporary tropical architecture that is born from and adapts to its precise location, land contours, and climate. These ingredients are then brought to life through the careful balance of modern building techniques and touches of handcrafted natural materials. Everything we do at Studio Saxe is focused on trying to enhance the experience of the natural in the inhabitant of spaces and perhaps even create moments of relaxation and reflection. This train of thought and the architecture that is emerging could begin to be considered as the birth of an authentic Central American Tropical Architecture.”

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas, Santa Teresa – Building Information

Location: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Date of completion: 2018
Client: Joya Villas
Area: 961 sqm
Architecture Team: Studio Saxe
Design Director: Benjamin García Saxe
Project Architect: Cesar Coto y Rogelio Quesada
Project Coordinator: Laura Morelli
Structural Engineer: Sotela Alfaro Ltda.
Electromechanical Engineer: Dynamo Studio
Builder: Dante Medri
Landscape: Vida Landscape

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Joya Villas

Photography: Andrés García Lachner

Joya Villas in Santa Teresa images/ information received 130218

Website: Saxe Architects


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