The MC1 House is designed by Robles Architects, located near the national park Manuel Antonio, Quepos in the central Pacific zone of Costa Rica. This project has a program wich must respect the natural environment and its characteristics as much as possible. To obeying the program, an area that was clear of trees was chosen. There was no need to cut any tree that was located on the property, which reinforced the commitment to the environment. This project use natural resources to minimize the environmental impact of construction on the natural environment and the inhabitants. This also make the house fit to the environment and take advantage and generate a proposal reduce water consumption and energy.
“The design seeks to respect the vernacular architecture of the area which is the result of applications and traditions, improved over time and according to the needs of the time, that is why this project evokes a banana architecture Parrita inherited by United Fruit Company, which enjoys several bioclimatic characteristics and has strongly influenced the area where the houses are projected to have a high utilization of natural factors such as wind and natural light, plus the level be raised to generate fresh soil, and being surrounded by a social area perimeter corridor that allows the integration of exterior – interior and achieving social protection area Through wide eaves.”