Jícaro Home / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco

Jícaro Home / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco

Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Coast
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Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Windows

Textual content description offered by the architects. The vast majority of the land in Malpais, Santa Teresa, and Playa Hermosa – three successive coastal cities globally often called ecological, vacationer, and wellness niches – has direct entry to a number of the most distinctive seashores and mountain landscapes not solely in Costa Rica however in the entire world. The positioning of Casa Jicaro, positioned within the coronary heart of the hill, had no direct entry to any.

Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Windows, Garden
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Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography

The home is configured underneath a decentralized courtyard scheme to beat this drawback. It presents entry to water and pure soil throughout the courtyard; the place one half is a pool, and the opposite half is a backyard. The residential, social, and dwelling house for the household of 4 is configured in an “L” formed quantity, masking two sides of the courtyard. On the opposite two sides, it’s accompanied by elevated wood platforms with entry via folding doorways. 

Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Facade, Beam
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Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Facade, Beam

The ground plan of the home is a 12x12m sq. intersected by an indirect angle, adapting to setback necessities. The quantity of the courtyard is subtracted from the quantity of the gabled roof, leading to a contrasting cowl with the soundness of the ground plan and it rises above the house resting on a strip of clerestory home windows. Equally, the easy geometry and exact sizing of the structural parts allowed the incorporation of a low-cost metal construction supported on a concrete base. As an alternative of being vertically related, each supplies are joined laterally, in order that no metal aspect touches the bottom stage, nor does the excessive salinity rainwater and moisture, which drain into the bottom. The folding and articulated facade questions the character of domesticity, permitting Casa Jicaro to be each introverted and extroverted. When closed, the backyard and pool are personal areas, so the collective areas of the home prolong in direction of the skin, and the wood platforms turn into a terrace and shade parts. As soon as opened, the courtyard turns into public, the platforms turn into a hall for the pool, and the structural frames body the view towards the neighbors and the encircling vegetation. Anybody can see each inwards and outwards.

Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Courtyard
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Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Exterior Photography, Courtyard
Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Interior Photography, Windows, Facade, Beam, Garden, Courtyard
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Jícaro House / Mauricio Quirós Pacheco - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Windows, Facade, Beam


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