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Casa Williamson

"The house plan is elongated for natural cross ventilation and to exploit fabulous views of the ocean and the mountains.", says FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos) on Casa Williamson.

By: FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
Exterior view of the house.

Project details

  • Project Name: Casa Williamson
  • Location of Site: Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Design Team: Alvaro Rojas, Sylvia Fournier
  • Project Type: Single family house
  • Client: James and Pat Williamson
  • Site Area: 1000 sq m
  • Built-up Area: 400 sq m
  • Cost of Construction: $ 400000
  • Date of completion: 2007

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
View of the house from the pool.

Words from the architect

The client requested a " Bali style" vacation house.

From the client's request we interpreted and designed a "modern Costa Rican tropical" house with a hint of Bali that responds respectfully to local conditions such as topography, views, etc.

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
Entry vestibule with ocean view.

The materials used are concrete block on reinforced concrete frames, stucco, cultivated woods, drywall and ceramic tiles.

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
Exterior view of the house from the garden.

The house plan is elongated for natural cross ventilation and to exploit fabulous views of the ocean and the mountains. The plan is rather informal with lots of transparency.

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
Dining room.

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
The pool and the ocean.

Architecture-Page | Casa Williamson by FoRo Arquitectos (Fournier-Rojas Arquitectos)
Dining and living areas.

Credits

  • Text: Alvaro Rojas
  • Photographs: Rodrigo Montoya

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