沉浸在哥斯达黎加的神话元素中，项目Origins Lodge捕捉到了自然界的狂野奢华以及哥斯达黎加的前哥伦比亚历史。隐匿在高高的山坡上，250°全景俯瞰山谷、火山和尼加拉瓜湖，项目受到哥斯达黎加前哥伦布时期圆形建筑的影响。在业主的热情支持下，设计师Patrick Rey和Hugues Blanchère将古老的哲学和自然建筑技术现代化，创造了一个由自然塑造、低影响奢华的度假村。
Immersed in Costa Rica’s mythic elements, Origins Lodge captures the wild opulence of nature along with Costa Rica’s pre-Columbian history. Tucked up high on a mountainside with a 250° panoramic view of the valley, volcanoes and Lake Nicaragua, Origins is influenced by Costa Rica’s pre-Colombian circular architecture. With the passionate support of Origins’ owner, designers Patrick Rey and Hugues Blanchère modernized the honored antique philosophies and natural building techniques to create a place shaped by nature and tamed by low-impact luxury.
Bioclimatology is embodied in every aspect of this boutique resort. From the use of sustainable structural bamboo, adobe walls for humidity control, recycled bottles planted under the bungalows’ floors, to the natural air conditioning provided by the villa’s floating roof, the living roofs of the bungalows, and the minimal amount of dirt and trees removed during construction. In addition to this, as part of the overall design concept, we increased local vegetation by 75% through the planting of various plants to merge with the already well-established wild jungle — thus going beyond simple sustainability to holistic integration.
The buildings’ exteriors were designed to meld with their natural surroundings, giving them their own identity and personality. Even the vegetation on the living roofs was selected after careful consideration of the neighboring trees, colors and sightline of each particular area. The interiors, on the other hand, were designed to enhance Origins’ overarching energys by defining each space through natural lighting, organic textures and artistic craftsmanship.
The curves of the six private bungalows echo the serpentine curves of the jungle. The bungalows include private hot plunge pools heated by wood fire on each terrace. Much attention was put into synergising the flow of nature in each bungalow: from using an operculum in the ceilings, to positioning each bungalow in a way that allows rainforest clouds to literally fill the room on certain days. Suspended amongst the treetops higher up on the mountainside, the 3-bedroom Villa Vertigo is the essence of raw luxury, exhibiting the use of aggregated raw materials handcrafted by local artisans exclusively for Villa Vertigo.
The design team implemented several traditional and indigenous techniques that are pillars of low-impact construction, thus making Origins an exceptional venue , where one can admire the fusion of creative engineering, sustainability and ingenuity. For Patrick and Hugues, Origins was an opportunity to create a global concept from scratch, down to its ultimate detail.
Project name: Origins Lodge
Architecture office: Patrick REY & Gaia Studio Costa Rica
Website: https://www.originsarchitecture.com, https://patrickrey.com, https://gaiastudiocr.com, https://originslodge.com
Country of the Office: Costa Rica
Year of construction: 2019
Constructed area: 1 830 m2
Adress: ORIGINS LODGE, Pueblo Nuevo, Bijagua, Alajuela, Costa Rica 21304
Photography credits: Reiner Alpizar