Southern Caribbean Home

The Southern Caribbean Home (S.C.H.) forms part of a case study home program developed by A Foundation.

The one- and two-floor building typologies are characterized by their flexible floor plans: moving walls adapt the rooms and terraces to different configurations, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside activities. The bioclimatic architecture responds to the local hot and humid climate.

Situated on a remote site along the exotic southern coast of Costa Rica's Caribbean, the houses are designed to be fully autosufficient in terms of services. Energy is provided by solar power and biogas, rain water is recollected to be used as grey water by the inhabitants.


A Foundation (Oliver Schütte with José Pablo González and Misael Rodríguez)

Location: Cocles, Costa Rica

Status: Concept Design

Year: 2010-2011