Eucalyptus house continues to explore the variety of ways how a building can dialog with existing trees: next to, inside of, underneath or even going through the concrete structure itself are some of the different experiences of walking around this project that sits on a forest of over 200 mature Eucalyptus Globulus.

As a start, we chose to condition the floorplan to build on the less populated areas of the lot, and then broke down the house into smaller parts to suit them. Consequently, a maximum extent of privacy was achieved for all bedrooms, as well as a fluid connection between interior and exterior for the living spaces.

Located in challenging geography, where strong seismic activity happens, at the same time as flood and tsunami threats are frequent and volcanoes sit nearby, the integrity of the structural core was important for the team and the owners, who unanimously agreed on rigidizing the project by making it entirely monolithical not only on its infrastructure but also on its superstructure. The concrete structural elements playa a key role in defining spaces and characterize the artistic expression.

Location: Hacienda Iguana, Tola, Nicaragua

  • Lot size 3290m2
  • Building footprint 498m2
  • Living area 593m2
  • Landscaping 2792m2
  • Preserved trees 102 trees
  • Garden area 2422m2
  • Pool area 53m2
  • Rooftop area 390m2
  • Concrete m3 731m3
  • Steel rebar 63 tons
  • Glass enclosure 168 m2
  • 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
  • Kitchen + dinning + living room 1 Interior gardens
  • Rooftop terrace 2 Parking spots