Las Hojas House / OsArquitectura


© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda
  • Architects: OsArquitectura
  • Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Author Architect: John Osborne
  • Design Team: Adrian Guevara, Arthur Micheron
  • Area: 225.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda
  • Project Director: Melissa Araya Ramirez
  • Structure: Ing. Adrian Moreno
  • Electromechanical: EM Ingenieros; Ing. Alberto Bonilla, Ing. Orlando Bazan
  • Builder: Juan Carlos Delgado

© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda

From the architect. This house is located at the edge of a touristic coastal town in Tamarindo beach, Guanacaste. At 3km from the coast, the house nestles on the side of mid sized ridge covered in secondary forest.


© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda

Ground Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda

This forest and the relationship of the site with its topography makes for an immerse feeling in between the tree canopies which in turn were weaved into a series of roofs that naturally illuminate and ventilate the house as a manner of leaves floating over the landscape.


© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda

Section - Model

Section – Model

The house is surrounded by forest and thus the entire social area takes advantage of this condition and opens itself on all but one side. All the private areas are on the hillside and establish a more grounded position with less exposure to exterior activity.


© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda

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