The home is christened Ocean Eye. It is located close to the Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica. And the architect behind it is Benjamin Garcia Saxe of Studio-Saxe.
Ocean Eye is a terrace house where walls fade away to divulge spectacular views out to the ocean on one side and the lush green jungle on the other. It transitions from a more solid and charming construction at the back, which houses bedrooms and bathrooms, to a light-weight structure that opens ups to the visual collapse of the sea and jungle views.
The result is a network of interrelated terraces that create an internal dynamic interaction between the levels. This also presents varied relationships between the residents and the natural landscape.
This construction has been inspired by how native Costa Ricans build their own houses. Namely, Costa Rican homes are normally so open that rooms aren’t divided by walls, thanks to the heat and humidity. In fact, virtually nothing separates the house from the outside.
This helps to enhance breathability and ventilation throughout the house. The rooms in the 300-square meter Ocean Eye House have the option of being closed off to promote privacy. However, they can be opened to breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean and the tropical rainforest.
With this ventilation system, you’ll get an eco-friendly, cool system that doesn’t require electricity. The Costa Rican culture is largely based around this kind of ventilation system.
The home is based on a contemporary tropical and minimalist design. The style contrasts with its rustic, wild, and dynamic natural surroundings. Nonetheless, it complements and blends with the natural landscape adequately and responsibly.
The boundaries between the interior spaces are virtually non-existent. And the roof in some areas brings in the natural light and more freshness into the home. The dining area, beautifully exposed to the surroundings, exemplifies that fact perfectly.
The tops level serves as covered and shaded patios for the ground floor. An exceptionally large pool occupies the ground floor. Also on the ground floor is an open kitchen with an island.
It’s also worth noting that the top floor is basically a deck surrounding the house. The deck sets divisions between the bedrooms and bathrooms. But it is also an awesome place to be to behold the vibrant Costa Rican Sunsets.
The authenticity of the materials used in the bathroom is wonderful. They bring an idiosyncratic natural and organic aura to the space and the entire house in general.
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