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Contemporary Casa Mecano, Costa Rica

San Jose-based RoblesArq have designed the Casa Mecano. The compact contemporary property can be found in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

According to the architects: “The contemporary Costa Rican property has been designed to adapt to its environment. The concept of the project came about in the use of passive strategies through bio-climatic design in synergy with an automation system that controls the precise levels of natural ventilation – through open windows and a pulley system that alters the position and inclination of the eaves manually – promoting thermal comfort and indoor air quality.

“The aim was to to maximise functionability in the smallest space availble.” Images courtesy of by Andrés García Lachner.


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 18, 2012 | Property | View comments

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