‘casa kike’ by architect gianni botsford not only won a RIBA international award but was also recently named the most outstanding building outside the EU by a RIBA member, as a result of winning the prestigious lubetkin prize. architecture journal now has an interview with the winning architect gianni botsford in which he describes some of the behind the scenes details of ‘casa kike’. most interestingly we learn that the ‘private client’ who commissioned the residences was actually botsford’s own father.

the double pavilion residence located in costa rica features a main studio space, with library, writing desk and grand piano. inside the space, 10 m roof beams provide a column-less interior. the main façade is covered in louvered glass windows providing views of the sea shore. following the connecting walkway is the second pavilion that houses the sleeping quarters and bathrooms. both structures are stilted and clad in corrugated steel sheeting.http://www.giannibotsford.com© photographs copyright christian richters

'casa kike' by gianni botsford architects

'casa kike' by gianni botsford architects

'casa kike' by gianni botsford architects

'casa kike' by gianni botsford architects

'casa kike' by gianni botsford architects

'casa kike' by gianni botsford architects