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The Contemporary Tropical House is Completely Open to the Outside

This recently completed home in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is nestled between the jungle and the beach. Designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the home is a series of interwoven terraces, creating multiple levels and opening the home to the outdoors.

When designing the home, the architect carefully analysed local wind patterns to create a comfortable cross-ventilation that would cool the spaces without the use of air conditioning. Locally resourced and certified Melina wood has been used throughout the home for a more natural look.

This house is a carefully handcrafted object built with local materials by local workers under extreme and remote tropical conditions with limited resources and tools.

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Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner via contemporist

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