A series of pavilions shape this 1000 square metre beachfront property in Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica, expertly designed by architects Studio Saxe. Lush tropical landscape integrates a jungle experience into the fragmented home, and beautifully frames the ocean view. A pioneer in sustainable tropical architecture, the project features passive systems that honour its wonderfully green surroundings. Cross ventilation between the living programs merges into a stunning courtyard design too, rich with plant life. Inside the home, interiors unfold under blissfully cooling white decor schemes with earthy wood tone accents. Retractable glass walls connect the indoor living spaces with the jungle on their doorstep, so that Mother Nature is wood slatted cladding only ever a footstep away.

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Located in Llanogrande, Colombia, 5 Solidos architects have designed this imposing jungle house to incorporate tranquil Japanese Ethos. The form of the home is softened inside and out with curved corners that facilitate a peaceful flow. Natural wood grain, great expanses of water and majestic trees join to create calm zen encounters across enchanting outdoor spaces, of which there are an equal balance over first and second story terraces. Interior design is a sleek Japanese inspired affair of low to the ground chabudai tables, zabuton cushions and zaisu chairs. Minimalist aesthetics radiate a warm, earthy and traditional essence that creates a soothing sight to behold.

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