建筑师手记 | Architect’s note
Art Villas Costa Rica
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.
▼丛林环境，lush environment © BoysPlayNice
▼眺望Atelier Villa，overlooking the Atelier Villa © BoysPlayNice
Atelier Villa是为投资人及其家庭设计的私人住宅。长达26米的棱形体量依偎在陡峭的山坡间，部分结构悬浮于茂密的热带植被上。放眼室外，目之所及的是漫山的绿意与无边的海洋。面朝车道和相邻别墅的后墙特意不设窗户，以保持空间的私密性。在本次项目中， “消除室内外的界限 “与强调建筑的简洁性和线条的纯粹感同样重要。
▼后墙开合动态图，the back wall opening and animations © BoysPlayNice
Atelier Villa was designed as a private residence for the investor and his family. Nestled against a steep slope, the 26-metre-long prismatic object partially levitates over lush tropical vegetation. Looking outside, there is only the distant ocean or green hills as far as the eye can see; the back wall facing the driveway and the neighbouring villas is intentionally windowless, to maintain privacy. The first and foremost priority is not only the idea of “erasing boundaries between interior and exterior” but also highlighting constructional simplicity and pure lines.
▼没有设置窗户的后墙，there is no rear wall for windows © BoysPlayNice
▼将滑动墙面打开后，open the sliding walls © BoysPlayNice
▼被焦木覆层包裹的后立面，the rear elevation clad in burnt wood cladding © BoysPlayNice
建筑系统由一个跨度为4 x 4米的钢结构框架组成。别墅外墙采用与绿色屋顶相结合的谨慎色彩，使其与周围环境融为一体。面向海洋和丛林的立面采用了大尺寸的铝制穿孔模块，它们既能在阳光下保持稳定的温度又具有超强的防锈性能。如果将其拉起，它们还可作为天棚。每块铝板上的穿孔比例和图案都不一样，从而在室内创造出惊艳的光影效果。面板采用了与耐候钢同色的特殊涂层，整个后墙都被焦木覆层包裹，并使用了一种名为Shou Sugi Ban的日式传统防风化和抗老化技术来处理。
▼4 x 4米的钢结构框架，4 x 4 m steel frames © BoysPlayNice
▼可开合的铝制穿孔模块，openable aluminum perforated module © BoysPlayNice
The constructional system consists of a steel frame with a span of 4x4m. Discreet wall colours in combination with the green roof allow the villa to really blend in with its surroundings. The ocean and jungle-oriented façades are fitted with large-size aluminium perforated sections which do not heat up in the sun and are rust-resistant. If pulled up, they double as canopies. The scale and pattern of perforation is different on each of the sections, thus creating an exciting play of light and shadow inside. The panels’ special coating is in the colour of COR-TEN. The full back wall is in charred timber cladding treated with Shou Sugi Ban, an old Japanese technique of weather- and age-proofing the wood.
▼项目概览，overview © BoysPlayNice
▼打开后成为檐篷铝制穿孔模块，when opened, the aluminum perforated modules become canopies © BoysPlayNice
▼光影变换，light and shadow © BoysPlayNice
Disposition-wise, the villa possesses the same minimalistic spirit as its shape suggests. The utility and storage rooms, bathrooms and the kitchen are placed along the back wall. The layout of the rest of the house is very open; the boundaries between the inside and the outside world are gone and the whole space seems like a roofed terrace. Lightweight sliding partition walls may serve as a tool to create private zones and shake the space up as needed. The patio reveals an infinity pool, partly roofed and therefore protected from the scorching sun.
▼住宅入口，entrance of the house © BoysPlayNice
▼向外延伸的无边泳池，an infinity pool that extends outwards © BoysPlayNice
▼立面打开后犹如一座有顶的露台，when the facade opens，it as a covered terrace © BoysPlayNice
▼可开合的手绘屏风，the hand-painted screen that can open and close © BoysPlayNice
The whole interior is in warm, earthy tones of natural materials. All of the furnishings, apart from the lounge and dining chairs, are tailor-designed for this villa and custom-made. Commissioned in the area, the major part of the furniture was made with the help of local craftsmen. Some components were custom-made in the Czech Republic and transported to the site. As for the Czech manufacturers, we decided to opt for the renowned Czech glass-making company Bomma and their Shibari lights that go hand in hand with the overall tropical feel of the interiors.
▼从餐厅看向泳池另一边的卧室，view to the bedroom beside the pool from the dining room © BoysPlayNice
▼室内空间概览，interior overview © BoysPlayNice
▼来自Bomma公司的灯具，lamps from Bomma © BoysPlayNice
▼半室外休闲空间，semi-outdoor leisure spaces © BoysPlayNice
▼卧室，bedroom © BoysPlayNice
▼浴室，bathroom © BoysPlayNice
业主手记 | 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.
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.
▼夜幕时分，at night © BoysPlayNice
▼住宅平面图，plan © FORMAFATAL
Project location：Bahia Ballena, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Project year：2017 – 2018
Completion year：2016 – 2019 (completed in December 2019)
Built-up area：326 m2
Usable floor area：298 m2
Site size：25 000 m2
Client：Filip Žák | firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com | +420 602 205 474, +506 840 170 42
Photo credits：BoysPlayNice | www.boysplaynice.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborators：atelier Flera | landscape architect – greenery and garden elements | www.flera.cz
Different Design | realization of screed surfaces | www.differentdesign.cz
Můj Originál | jungle watercolor painting | www.mujoriginal.cz