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VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Architecture News - Jun 26, 2020 - 11:48   1701 views

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Costa Rican architecture practice VA Studio has completed a new residence that features pointed roofs in a lush green of Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Named Casa Lila, the 840-square-metre house is as example of tropical modern architecture, which was designed for the studio's special clients who have a very direct connection to the ocean. 

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio renovated two existing houses and they remodeled a small house as the children’s school. The spaces are carefully placed creating three-dimensional relationships between the levels with a double height and at the same time generating a cross ventilation for the comfort of the family. 

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

The architects decided to open the house towards the spectacular view by giving a greater height to the artificial palm roofs. The outer ceilings are formed by a black metal structure and cane to create a texture achieving a contemporary tropical design. 

The existing double height was preserved, but the staircase was changed and a bridge was generated to connect the two wings of the second level. 

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

The terrace intertwines the outside with the inside of the house, creating not only a dynamic interaction between the levels but also a relationship between the natural environment and the inhabitants.

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

"Our project through this remodel at Casa Lila represents the power of simple modern tropical architecture, which shows that there is a real desire to convert existing spaces that bring people closer to nature, while addressing their day a day needs," said Victor Rojas, founder and director of VA Studio.

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Casa Lila is a remodel represents the power of simple, low-key, modern tropical architecture, where each space of the existing house was re adapted to integrate with its surrounding.

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Floor plan 1

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Floor plan 2

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Roof plan

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Section

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Section

VA Studio completes Casa Lila with pointed roofs in a lush green of Costa Rica

Elevation

Project facts

Location: Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 

Date of completion: 2020

Client: Private Residence

Area: Approx: 840 m2

Architecture Team: VA Studio

Design Director: Victor Rojas

Structural Engineer: Alonso Hernandez

Project Architect: Osman Herrera

Builder: LHC Constructora

Project Coordinator: Osman Herrera 

Construction Documentation: Osman Herrera 

Electromechanical Engineer: Geros Consultoria 

Builder: LHC Constructora

All images © Andres Garcia Lachner

All drawings © VA Studio

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