It seems part of the education of an Architect to disdain architectural “styles” other than that which looks like the legacy of modernism, yet we struggle with double standards when patronage puts us in the position of making McMansions rarely described by stylistic discourses.
Any house is the summation of intent, effort and desires and it should be respected as such. In this gated community the Neo-Colonial is offered as pieces of architecture found in other countries except in the Costa Rican colonial period, but it is highly desired by its inhabitants. This house is at the same time an intent to abide by the condominium bylaw and to understand spatial conditions of vernacular/colonial houses: weight, the compression of space and light, penumbra, and a particular craftsmanship.
Location: La Guácima,CR
Area: 200 m2