Bamboo Vacation Home Casa Atrevida
Casa Atrevida is a luxurious bamboo vacation home located on Preciosa Beach in Costa Rica. The 240 m2 house is primarily build with Guadua bamboo poles and Teak and is earthquake and flood resistant. It was constructed in 2011 and features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and can host up to 10 guests.
Casa Atrevida floats about one meter above the ground on concrete pillars and is build this way to protect it from river floods and excessive rain during the wet season. The house is divided into two parts, each with two floors and an open corridor that connects the two segments.
Guadua Bamboo dominates the design, being used both for decorative purposes and as a structural material. Guadua poles are an excellent building material as they are earthquake resistant and environmental friendly.
Casa Atrevida features a rooftop garden with 30 different plant species that serve several functions. Firstly it helps to integrate the construction into the landscape, and contributes to the natural cooling of the interior. Secondly it also filters grey water.
Thin sliding doors made from teak let air circulate freely in the rooms on the second floor, this creates cross breezes for natural ventilation during the day. Photovoltaic panels on the roof generate energy, and solar water heaters provide hot showers and warm meals.
Guadua Bamboo offers exclusive architectural and construction services for residential and commercial projects in Central and South America. If you are interested to build one of these amazing bamboo homes, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Architect: Luz de Piedra Arquitectos
Engineer: Desarrollos Constructivos Integrales
Photography: Sergio Pucci
Location: Playa Preciosa, Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.