Gallery: Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa...

Located just a few notches above the equator, Casa Mecano sits on the Osa Peninsula and enjoys a full dose of sun in a jungly, tropical environment. To minimize its impact on the site, which is rich in biodiversity, Robles Arquitectos designed the home using a modular system with a small footprint. The home takes advantage of the sun with a solar hot water system and moving sun shades that shield the interior from direct sunlight while allowing cooling sea breezes to enter.

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