Spanish architect Joan Puigcorbé has created the Casa Altamira in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica.
Completed in 2012, this 8,633 square foot contemporary residence stands out with its exclusive floor prepare and interior ambiance.
Casa Altamira by Joan Puigcorbé:
“We conceive architecture as a language across which properties can express themselves such as: harmony, creativity, happiness, attractiveness, poetry, complexity, magic, provocation and culture. In our architecture we put emphasis on the top quality of the knowledge of residing we look for pleasure in its deepest kinds, a journey by means of the landscape exactly where one finds the area of imagined, the refuge of the mind and the fulfillment by indicates of sensory and ideal declarations.
We propose a journey, with no scarcely moving, where space folds and multiplies. A journey across a bioclimatic architecture which seems to the quick environment, with multiple choices. A journey across matter and its absence. A journey across light, and its variations. A trip across the sounds, and of the silence.
This property establishes an intimate, woven and direct romantic relationship with the topography and with the current vegetation. In a descending promenade the various spaces are articulated between water courtyards and vegetation, right up until one approaches the great area, which in only a single gesture turns into a wonderful porch, with seamless continuity amongst the interior and the exterior.
Each bedroom, organized step by stage, has its very own exterior personal room and garden, protected and intimate, and at the identical time hyperlinks to a frequent open pathway by means of the landscape. The swimming pool acts as hinge amongst the constructed room and the garden. The backyard is protected from inward external views and the views of the west, with a visual horizon that makes it possible for us to appreciate the total valley of the river Virilla, and past, the Tárcoles, up to the Nicoya gulf.
The resources of wall, floor and ceiling will be the aspects that will help to generate a singular interior atmosphere, enveloping its inhabitants and to make them participants of a exclusive living experience.”
Images courtesy of Joan Puigcorbé