This 5209 square foot residence graces the hills of the Peninsula de Osa in Costa Rica. Built by Robles Arquitectos as the first phase for the Institute of sustainability, ecology, art, mind, and investigation(ISEAMI), this house will serve as a multifunctional space for the institution on the first level and a residence for the director on the second.
The home is based on a prefab module that is constructed out of 100 percent recyclable material and is 100 percent self sufficient. The project produces its own power from a solar power plant on the roof, fresh water from an on-site concession, and the home is bathed in passive design strategies.
Due to common mold and mildew issues in this region the home was designed to eliminate any airspace within the walls or floor and painting the residence white has made it possible to achieve an SRI rating of 100. Overall the structure is a great self sufficient and passive design model.