CasAHStudio

New Construction

  • Building Type : Terraced Individual housing
  • Construction Year : 2011
  • Delivery year : 2012
  • Address 1 - street : Los Geranios 506 CARTAGO - COSTA RICA, Otros países
  • Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season.

  • Net Floor Area : 80 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 33 000 €
  • Cost/m2 : 412.5 €/m2
  • Primary energy need :
    17 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : Primary energy needs )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
A
51 à 90B
B
91 à 150C
C
151 à 230D
D
231 à 330E
E
331 à 450F
F
> 450G
G
Energy-intensive building

The justification of this project is based on the study of the architectural context of the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Tres Ríos is the study area comes from the coffee marketing  between the City of San José and Puerto Limón This situation, generates the advent of new lifestyles and new ways of conceiving the Victorian-influenced architecture, which is adapted to the socio-cultural and economic conditions, at that moment. For other hand, We can mention, the free plan saves a relationship between social spaces, mixing house-study with  transitory spaces area,  the natural light and ventilation are introduce from the back yard, this project encourages construtivity concepts and self-construction, promoting a sense of belonging to users building their own space. 

Data reliability

Self-declared

Stakeholders

    Designer

    Ariel Hidalgo Solano

    ahstudioarq@gmail.com


    Site manager

    Alan Barquero Muñoz

    Estructuras A.B Jeshua S.A

Contracting method

Other methods

Owner approach of sustainability

Environmental considerations: BioClimatic design, for the best use of solar and wind in the area, that to incorporate natural light and ventilation to the spaces. – Sloping roof to promote rainwater harvesting. – Building on stilts, this to maintain the permeability of the soil and protect against insects, in addition to reducing moisture and facilitate electromechanical maintenance. – Differential treatment of facades in the orientation function. – Provision of sun protection systems, with protection elements in front Northwest. – Low emission of CO2 in relation to the transport of source materials for suppliers to work, covering a radius no more than 25km – Low consumption of water when pouring concrete in place only at the stage of foundation (piling). – Reduction of waste by designing prefabricated systems modulated elements. – Modular construction system with micro-concrete panels Habicon construction system, designed by the Center for Research in Housing and Construction (CIVCO), the Technological Institute of Costa Rica, (ITCR)

Architectural description

We can mention, the free plan saves a relationship between social spaces, mixing house-study with transitory spaces area, the natural light and ventilation are introduce from the back yard, this project encourages constructively concepts and self-construction, promoting a sense of belonging to users building their own space.

Energy consumption

  • 17 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 25 kWhpe/m2.year
  • Primary energy needs

Systems

    • No heating system
    • Other hot water system
    • No cooling system
    • Natural ventilation
    • No renewable energy systems

Water management

  • 96 m3
  • 10 m3

Product

    Micro-concrete panels

    Instituto Tecnologico Costarricense TEC

    TEC

    Structural work / Structure - Masonry - Facade

Construction and exploitation costs

  • 33 000
  • 33 000

Energy bill

  • 500

Urban environment

Houses located in an area with sharing with another 150 residential units, playgrounds, communal area, treatment plant wastewater 1km Tres Rios, Cartago, Costa Rica. The location of the house is close to the protected area of the hills of La Carpintera, gifted community Ecological Blue Flag Program, which is why this community was selected for the project grew into it with environmental awareness initiatives.

Land plot area

140 m2

Built-up area

80 %

Green space

18

Parking spaces

17,5 m2

​Confort y Salud

El proyecto de vivienda CasAHStudio contempla consideraciones de confort higrotérmico para el ususario, esto se logra por medio de estrategias pasivas de diseño a traves de pautas bioclimáticas, tales como ventilación e iluminación natural; esto a la vez conlleva a generar eficicencia energética en los procesos incorporados dentro de la vivienda, la gestión del agua, la gestión de los residuos, gestión del combustible, las huertas orgánicas localizadas en un espacio interno controlado multiuso, los gatos que comparten en el patio posterior al aire libre, añaden calidad de vida y bienestar al que alberga como un órgano (corazón) dentro de un cuerpo, en el cual ambos son imprescindibles para su funcionamiento óptimo.
Estas y otras razones ha hecho posible que dicha vivienda haya sido galardonada con cinco estrellas (máximo galardón), en el 2015 como "Hogares sostenible" Del Programa Bandera Azul Ecólogica PBAE impulsada en Costa Rica desde hace 20 años, por Acuaeductos y Alcantarillados AYA.
Además de haber sido reconocida como el segundo caso ecoeficiente de la plataforma Construction 21 en el año 2013.
Por tal motivo volvemos a participar de este concurso internacional GBSA 2015 para dar a conocer nuestro proyecto.

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Author of the page

  • Ariel Hidalgo

    Presidente


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