If you are looking for inspiration in designing a green, modern, customized home, which is sited in the middle on a rain-forest, maybe this modern home design which I have reviewed can be help. This home is called the Casa Torcida home design. It is located in Costa Rica. Check my review!
A modern home design is completed designed by SPG Architects. Based on the other issue, I called this home a Casa Torcida. This home design is precisely sited in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Based on my view, the architect has transformed an abandoned steel frame and the concrete slab structure into a five-level, 18000 SF, indoor-outdoor residence on a rain-forested overlooking the Golfo Dulce.
By the design, I guess the living space is environmentally sensitive, technologically advanced, and modernist. It is a flexible building perimeter which is provides a seamless flow from inside to out that completely blends the built environment with the natural setting and the spectacular views.
Then let me about the energy resource inside this living space. The living space is energy self-sufficient-appliances and lighting is chosen for low power consumption which is sourced by the photovoltaic cells on the roof. The domestic hot water is providing by the solar hot water panels. By maximizing the cross ventilation and the aple overhangs, it has eliminated the need for the air conditioning in this year-round tropical climate. Then as the result of that achievement, the living space is an indigenous yet distinctly modern piece of the architecture.
One thing which made me impressed is, with the footing, frame, and slab already in place, the greatest impact on the rain-forested site, which overlooked the Pacific Ocean, had already taken place before the SPG Architect’s work began! The existing geometry required minor reconfiguration of the perimeter to improve the massing and use of the house. Sheer walls, bracing, and enhanced connections were required to reinforce the frame for seismic activity. Neither of these activities further degraded the site. What a nice dwelling, isn’t?
Visit the SPG Architects website – here.
Photography by Charles Lindsay