Exploring further about luxury living in the tropics, this project is our approach to the
low-density condo buildings. The traditional layout of two units per story is something
we have observed in beach communities around the globe, it became a topic of interest
to find ways to build sustainable while still being able to propose a carefully designed
structure that is still simple but has an expression to it.
We determined that keeping the height of the modules at three floors would provide a
subtler scale, especially for the large outdoor spaces that often exist around these
building blocks. Inhabitable but private rooftop space was key to promote outdoor living
amongst natural environments, with them, the need for alternative solutions to hide
mechanical and electrical equipment to achieve an open plan up there.
The floorplan intentionally broke the module in half to introduce the stairs in between and allow for the air to flow through the building for cases where the blocks are very close from each other and impede natural ventilation for the urban context.
Location: Guacalito de la Isla, Tola, Nicaragua.