艺术住宅（Art Villa）是Art Villas度假区的其中一座建筑，坐落在距哥斯达黎加小镇乌维塔不远处的一座山丘丛林里，可以俯瞰到赫摩斯海滩的美景。度假区内，3栋独特的别墅和一个多功能亭阁分布在2公顷的土地上。项目投资人希望建筑师打造一个可以让游客近距离接触自然、净化身心，也同时体验奢华与冒险的地方。来自Formafatal工作室的建筑师们在满足客户需求的同时，也从中南美洲热烈缤纷的氛围中得到了启发。
Not far from Costa Rican town Uvita there is a hidden small resort Art Villas on the jungle hill above the beach Playa Hermosa. 3 unique villas and one multifunctional pavilion are scattered over a plot of 2 ha. When the investor approached the architects, he wished to create a place where the visitors merge with the surrounding nature, clearing their mind, experiencing luxury and adventure at the same time. He wanted to create a place that digs deep into everyone’s heart when they taste it. The architects from the Formafatal studio followed the client’s assignment and were also inspired by the atmosphere and colorfulness of Central and South America.
▼建筑概览，overall view ©BoysPlayNice
艺术住宅 | Art Villa
艺术住宅是Art Villas度假区中最先被设计和建成的项目，其建筑和室内设计均由Formafatal事务所完成。Refuel Works studio为该项目提供了富有远见的概念性指导。
Out of all the villas in the Art Villas complex, this majestic concrete villa was the first to be designed, as well as finished. The bright minds behind the architectural concept of the building belong to the Refuel Works studio.
▼艺术住宅外观，Art Villa exterior view ©BoysPlayNice
▼住宅周围的山丘丛林景观，the surrounding jungle hill ©BoysPlayNice
▼混凝土体量呈现厚重感， the majestic concrete villa ©BoysPlayNice
The two-storey villa holds a prominent spot on the premises of 25 000m2, with a floor area of 570 m2. Apart from the generous common area (foyer, main living room, kitchen with a dining room, and the roofed terrace by the pool), the villa is equipped with a total of 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms. In the basement, there is a playroom for the children, a gym, a dance hall, a walk-in closet, a laundry room and utility rooms.
▼前厅水景，water scape ©BoysPlayNice
在设计室内空间时，建筑师不仅从周围的野生丛林中获得了灵感，还受到了巴西建筑师Paulo Mendez da Rocha作品的启发。 建筑的混凝土墙体被刻意地保持在原始状态，与室内结构、精心挑选的材料、水景以及绿色植物形成和谐的关系，共同创造出一种兼具粗犷与奢华的独特体验。
When designing the interiors, we found inspiration not only in the surrounding wild jungle, but also in the work of the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendez da Rocha. The concrete walls are deliberately left raw, complementing the interior components, selected materials, water, and greenery – all together creating an unusual environment, both rough and luxurious.
▼主客厅，main living room ©BoysPlayNice
▼室内细节，interior detailed view ©BoysPlayNice
The bedrooms and bathrooms feature cement ornamental tiled floors, custom-made over the border in Nicaragua. The ever-changing patterns and colours are a reflection of the elusive and unique nature of every moment in time. Every step leads to a change. The hand-painted watercolour jungle motif on the kitchen backsplash is another interior highlight. Serving as a mirror reflecting life behind the wall, the wall becomes a window allowing us to see the nature outside.
▼厨房和餐厅，kitchen and dining area ©BoysPlayNice
▼背景处的水彩画描绘了丛林的景象，the hand-painted watercolour jungle motif on the kitchen backsplash is another interior highlight ©BoysPlayNice
▼卧室细节，bedroom details ©BoysPlayNice
▼卧室露台，bedroom terrace ©BoysPlayNice
▼柚木、金属和亚麻为混凝土表面增添了一份柔和的气息，teak wood, metal, and linen bring the raw concrete monolithic interior to life with a touch of softness ©BoysPlayNice
Art Villa, as well as Atelier Villa, is for the most part furnished with furniture designed and custom-made by local craftsmen or manufactured in the Czech Republic and then brought to the site. The custom pieces go well together with several armchairs of a shared origin – they were all designed by South American designers and architects. Teak wood, metal, and linen – these materials dominate in the villa interiors, and together with custom made furniture pieces in secondary pastel and bright colours, truly bring the raw concrete monolithic interior to life with a touch of softness.
▼被天光照亮的前厅，the foyer space illuminated by skylight ©BoysPlayNice
来自业主的陈述 | Owner’s note
In the lush jungle of Costa Rica is a space that transcends ordinary. Where day and night merge in a heavenly expanse of verdant flora, pristine beaches, and exquisite style. Here you’ll discover three distinct villas each with their own bold and unique architecture and style. Art Villas is inspired by the laws of the jungle. Our villas strike a rare balance between encounter with nature and protected luxury accommodation. Here creativity springs to life as you mingle with the jungle’s breath, relax in comfortable, charming spaces, and surrender to your purest self.
▼户外露台，outdoor terrace ©BoysPlayNice
▼从泳池平台望向住宅，view from the pool terrace ©BoysPlayNice
Behold the vast, monolithic structure. Cool, concrete walls stand naked and confident inside the heart of the jungle. Expansive glass walls, jungle wood, and brave dimensions ignite, absorb, and reflect the raw elements of nature. Hand-painted walls capture the dynamic nature of water and mirror the surrounding tropical forest. Glide across floors artfully designed with handmade Nicaraguan tiles. Softness, truth, and intention unite beneath your feet, evoking a sensation of antiquated times. Ornamental designs reminiscent of the past unite with the simplicity of modern design.
▼卧室和洗手间地面铺设以手工尼加拉瓜瓷砖，bedroom and bathroom interior with floors artfully designed with handmade Nicaraguan tiles ©BoysPlayNice
合作 | Collaborations
We are working closely with an international community of like-minded artists and high-profile businesses to organize, host, and curate retreats. These events will provide small groups of people and couples with an unforgettable mind, body, and soul experience. Our journeys to various retreats all over the world have inspired us to create unique experiences where our guests can expand, evolve, and, reconnect with their pure self. We invite inspirational teachers to our ambient space to lead us to transcendence through various media: yoga, pole dance, art, lecture, and more. Creators of all types will gather here with us to explore and expand the limits of their conscious experience (see our Retreat To Transcendence page to learn about an extra special local event). We also host weddings and offer off-site retreats.
▼夜间户外平台，outdoor terrace by night ©BoysPlayNice
Formafatal | Dagmar Štěpánová | interior design
Refuel works | Jan Skoupý, Zbyněk Ryška | architectural concept of Art Villa
Project location：Bahia Ballena, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Project year：2017 – 2018
Completion year：2016 – 2019 (completed in December 2019)
Built-up area ：618 m2
Usable floor area ：570 m2
Site size：25 000 m2
atelier Flera | landscape architect – greenery and garden elements | www.flera.cz
Different Design | realization of screed surfaces | www.different-design.cz
Můj Originál | jungle watercolor painting | www.mujoriginal.cz