Casa Kike, Cahuita / Costa Rica by Gianni Botsford Architects

Project Details:
Location: Cahuita, Costa Rica
Type: Residential
Architects: Gianni Botsford Architectswww.giannibotsford.com
Client: Keith Botsford
Photos: Christian Richt
Awards: RIBA International Award
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“By coupling indigenous techniques and materials with modern design technologies and aesthetics GBA has created this intimate double pavilion for a writer in Costa Rica.

A main studio space, with library, writing desk and grand piano, is the writer’s daytime space. The pavilion’s wooden structure, sourced from local timber, sits on a simple foundation of wooden stilts on small concrete pad foundations.

Roof beams of up to 10 m long and 355 mm deep allow for an interior with no vertical columns. The mono-pitched roof elevates towards the sea shore, while the interior is through ventilated via a completely louvred glazed end façade.

Set at a short distance along a raised walkway, a second smaller pavilion mirrors the first. This contains sleeping quarters and a bathroom. Externally, the pavilions are clad in corrugated steel sheeting, another locally used construction material. The overall effect is that of a building which blends with its surroundings, both visually and environmentally.”

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

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More photos From Casa Kike:

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

Photo © Christian Richters

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  • t

    lovely.

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  • James Lay

    Very nice indeed ……. I am looking to build some kind of structure over on the west coast of C.R. …about 18 km south of Dominical in the Uvita area.
    Something that woudl make use of the local materials as well. We have already cut trees from the lot and have a good amount of lumber, but haven’t been able to agree on what to build. I will use your place as a nice exampel of what can be done. Thanks.

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