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SPG Architects

SPG Architects

New York, NY

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Casa Torcida

SPG Architects transformed an abandoned steel frame and concrete slab structure into a five-level, 18000 SF, indoor-outdoor residence on a rain-forested mountainside overlooking the Golfo Dulce. The house is environmentally sensitive, technologically advanced, and modernist by design. A flexible building perimeter provides a seamless flow from inside to out that completely blends the built environment with the natural setting and the spectacular views. The house is energy self-sufficient - appliances and lighting were chosen for low power consumption that is sourced by photovoltaic cells on the roof. Solar hot water panels provide domestic hot water. Maximizing cross ventilation and ample overhangs have eliminated the need for air conditioning in this year-round tropical climate. As a result, this house is an indigenous yet distinctly modern piece of architecture.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Costa Rica
My Role: Architecture

 
entry at grade
entry at grade
pool terrance and bedrooms
pool terrance and bedrooms
pool terrace
pool terrace
infinity pool
infinity pool
pool terrace
pool terrace
pool from above
pool from above
circulation space
circulation space
terrace view
terrace view
kitchen terrace
kitchen terrace
bedroom with shutterwall in place and open
bedroom with shutterwall in place and open
library
library
kitchen
kitchen
bathroom
bathroom
dusk
dusk
night view
night view
pool at night
pool at night
living and infinity pool
living and infinity pool
pool at night
pool at night
pool at night
pool at night
dusk view
dusk view
side facade
side facade
side facade
side facade
shadows on facade
shadows on facade

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