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