Villa Areopagus by Paravant Architects
This fascinating home in Atenas, Costa Rica is called ‘Villa Areopagus’, designed by Paravant Architects. Sitting on a modest site, the 8,072 square foot home has been custom designed to be as intimately connected to the natural landscape around it as possible. The exterior façade that faces the street is mostly opaque, with a massive concrete wall that has selective punctures, providing just a glimpse of the interior. There are openings into the home that were strategically placed in order to provide the home with cross ventilation and natural cooling. The cooling effect was also produced by the backyard pool, which acts as a cooling pond, reducing the temperature of the air that is pulled in through the house.