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Casa Celaje

CompanyJulia Pascutto Studio
Lead DesignersJulia Pascutto
Design TeamAndrea Gutiérrez, Evangelina Quesada, Lucca Spendlingwimmer
Project LocationNosara, Costa Rica
CreditsPhotos by Cherie Duvall
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / House
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Entry Description

Casa Celaje crowns a jungle hill overlooking a stunning panoramic of the Pacific Ocean. The home is a sanctuary for a Canadian family to escape the winters and enjoy the tropical climate of Nosara, a small surf town Costa Rica. Locally, “celaje“ describes the afterglow of a sunset. This casa celebrates that majestic view while commemorating the existing trees, natural contours and maintaining a low ecological footprint. The house is designed to respond to the extreme climate and to breathe with the jungle. The form pivots around a tree to bring the family together cantilevered in the canopy.