Anahata continues to be a learning process about its intended purpose of sensing and
experiencing gravity. The way the concrete elements that hold the building become
main texture and finish even inside its most intimate spaces definitely enhances the
perception of weight and mass, which we balanced supporting the whole structure with
core walls instead of columns, to be able to have a continuous concrete texture on
floors, walls and ceilings and thinner and more stylized sections for all of them.
The disposition of the three individual modules around the pool, and the sharp linear edges they emphasize mean to confine a clear outdoor space where light and shade perform their everchanging spectacle throughout the day and where diverse landscaping themes can coexist.
Scaled to the size of this home, the interior garden concept is brought to a next level,
this time in a more contemplative than inhabitable way, creating a sense of windows
looking at the sky and the canopies of the trees.
All spaces of the house were conceived to have openings on both windward and leeward enclosures, allowing for natural ventilation regardless of wind direction.
Location: Hacienda Iguana, Tola, Nicaragua