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Wooden House Architecture in Costa Rica - Casa Kike by Gianni Botsford Architects

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By coupling indigenous techniques and materials with modern design technologies and aesthetics Gianni Botsford Architects has created this intimate double pavilion for a writer in Costa Rica.

A main studio space, with library, writing desk and grand piano, is the writer's daytime space. The pavilion’s wooden structure, sourced from local timber, sits on a simple foundation of wooden stilts on small concrete pad foundations.

Roof beams of up to 10 m long and 355 mm deep allow for an interior with no vertical columns. The mono-pitched roof elevates towards the sea shore, while the interior is through ventilated via a completely louvred glazed end façade.

Architects: Gianni Botsford
Location: Cahuita, Costa Rica
Budget: UK £55,000 (US $108,971)
Photographs: Christian Richters