Papagayo Residence – San José, Costa Rica
Artistic tension is achieved through the interaction of contrasts: the ancient juxtaposed against the contemporary; the organic alongside the structured; and the playful amidst elegance.
The developer of Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica hired de Reus Architects to design his own residence on one of the premiere coastal properties in this resort development.
The design concept behind this 5,400 sq. ft. three-bedroom home is a tree house perched on the top of a hill. One enters the home across a bridge and thin structural columns mimic trunks of the trees in the forest outside. Local woods and stone are used not only for sustainability, but also because these materials relate to the environment. Metal windows are used because of the durability and low maintenance on this coastal site.
- Costa Rica
- Mark de Reus, Principal
- Stephen Ewing, Architect
- JJ Rumpeltes, Designer