Bamboo lattice in Costa Rica [476]

This wonderful residence was awarded "the best house in the world" and probably deserves it. Obviously it could only be built in an easy-to-live weather, like Costa Rica’s, but the delicacy of its innovative solutions, space comfort, intelligence of its construction and the quality of its architecture make it worthy of that title. 

The house was built for the mother of the architect, to which he devoted the following lines: "Every morning when opening the bamboo window, she sees sunlight and remembers me / During his long summer siestas, while swinging in the hammock of her garden and the breeze caresses her face, she closes her eyes and dreams I'm there / Finally I think I wanted to be an architect to make a house for my mother.” He calls it "a forest to an admirer of the moon".

Bamboo panels are formed by cut bamboo segments wrapped in traditional nets, as seen on the photos.

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Place: 
Guanacaste , Guanacaste
Costa Rica
Guanacaste
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Courtesy of Benjamin Garcia Saxe ArchitectureMore info by ArchdailyMore info by T18Magazine

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