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The architectural design of this house was developed, located in San José de Costa Rica. The requirements were to create a building that suited the sloping topography of the place + a strict brief of house´ spaces.

The vehicular access is semi buried in the ground while the pedestrian access is a few steps above the level zero. The main circulation of the house is a double height void while a bridge crosses it on the upper level distributing to the rooms; this vacuum in addition to achieving zenithal illumination achieves the chimney effect, allowing air to circulate better inside the place by keeping the house cool.

Photos: During its construction, Lizarazo Family courtesy.

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