benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler best private house at WAF 2010
 
benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010
nov 08, 2010

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler best private house at WAF 2010

‘a forest for a moon dazzler’ by benhamin garcia saxe in guanacaste, costa rica all images courtesy of benjamin garcia saxe

 

 

 

‘a forest for a moon dazzler’ by UK-based architect benjamin garcia saxe has won first prize in the private house category at this year’s world architecture festival held in barcelona. the small bamboo structure in costa rica was designed for the architect’s mother to provide a simple dwelling with a view of the moon. at night, the cone-like surface of the bamboo house opens up to allow the inhabitant to look up to the sky.

 

‘the architect addressed the practical and emotional needs of his mother’s security by creating a home for her to occupy alone, while also satisfying his inventive curiosity with a new form of bamboo moucharabieh screen that responds to movement and light. in his narrative there was sincerity in how the character and needs of the client related to the final architectural outcome,’ said the jury.

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 view of kitchen module at night

 

the simple layout features a bedroom on one end, a kitchen on the other and an internal courtyard/garden in between with a bordering wooden deck. constructed out of over 4000 pieces of bamboo, the house is largely open to the air with the option of complete exposure with shutter doors.

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 roof structure

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 view from the bedroom

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 internal patio and garden

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 (left) inside terrace (right) detail of bamboo and burlap

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 detail of bamboo pieces

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 side view of the kitchen

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 main entrance

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 bedroom wing from the exterior

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 exploded axo

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 ventilation and movement diagram (plan view)

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 ventilation and movement diagram (section view)

benjamin garcia saxe: a forest for a moon dazzler   best private house at WAF 2010 sightlines and circulations diagram

  • love it!

    casbah 3d says:
  • Brilliant in it’s beauty, simplicity, scale and thoughtfulness- but how does mom feel about it’s livability? That’s the real test.

    awefulgrrl says:

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