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straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside

Elástica Studio settles Coral House along the beach

 

Coral House by Elástica Studio draws from its coastal surroundings, featuring coral floors and decks that echo the natural elements of the site in El Salvador. The design seamlessly incorporates existing palm trees, preserving the landscape. Despite the narrow plot, the architects expand the project laterally, optimizing space and bringing the ranch close to the beach. The house boasts expansive and open interiors, enhanced by strategically placed circulation around its perimeter. Notably, the high ceilings contribute to a sense of spaciousness and provide effective ventilation.

straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside
all images by Bax Towner

 

 

Casa Coral’s diverse materials create a juxtaposition of textures

 

Elástica Studio‘s project Casa Coral showcases a distinctive blend of materials, with coraline on the exterior and castile rods on the interior, creating a juxtaposition of textures. The integration of greenery into social areas and bedrooms further connects the indoors with the outdoors. The design pays homage to local craftsmanship, featuring hand-stamped bricks in the bathrooms, castile rod false ceilings, wicker-woven lamps, and a pool roof constructed with straw.

straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside
the roof is a unique creation, constructed with natural straw

straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside
coral floors and decks echo the elements of El Salvador’s coastal site

straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside
despite a narrow plot, the project expands laterally, bringing the ranch close to the beach

straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside
Casa Coral showcases a blend of coraline exterior and castile rods interior

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the architects seamlessly incorporate existing palm trees into the design

 

straw roof crowns coral house by elástica studio on el salvador's seaside
high ceilings contribute to a sense of spaciousness and effective ventilation

elastica-studio-coral-house-seaside-home-el-salvador-designboom-1800-3

hand-stamped bricks, castile rod false ceilings, and wicker-woven lamps showcase local craftsmanship

 

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project info:

 

name: Coral House
architect: Elástica Studio | @elastica_____studio

design team: Roberto Dumont, Susan Franco, Kevin Moreno

location: Costa del Sol, La Paz, El Salvador, Central America

photography: Bax Towner | @baxtowner

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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