As our first realized project, Teka house became the studio’s experiment on its beliefs about space continuity and construction around existing trees. Situated in a very dense and diverse forest, the plot of land came with many mature specimens of precious wood such as teak (Teka Grandis), Guanacaste, ceiba and mahogany.
Teka is our reinterpretation of the traditional colonial house characterized by the interior patio layout and the ground level only elevation, we believe this ancient lesson is the less invasive way for humans to coexist with green space.
The typology of interior garden varies on each of the different gardens and rooms. Perforated block perimeter walls allow the air to flow, and the shade of the big trees along with sophisticated insulation foam inside the concrete ceiling slabs keep the heat away from all interior spaces throughout the seasons.
Inhabitable rooftops allow visitors to enjoy the maximum tactile experience with the trees and contemplate the abundant fauna that they accommodate.
Location: Hacienda Iguana, Tola, Nicaragua