In our yesterday's article we encouraged you to be more daring and surprising by going off the beaten path. So today, we intend to perpetuate this thought by presenting you with an undeniably surprising home.
Designed and built by architect Maria Jose Trejos, Casa Incubo is a prefabricated house consisting of eight sea containers and is located in Escazu, a village in Costa Rica. Its surprising design and choice of materials revolutionizes our idea of a traditional home and commits us to take a different perspective.
prefabricated house with bamboo sunshades
Casa Incubo was realized with a thought for the sustainable development , it includes a rainwater collection system, its roof is decorated with solar panels and the interior is lit with a LED system low power consumption. To minimize the need for air conditioning, the salient roofs protect the home from the sun and large windows provide the necessary ventilation to combat the heat and humidity of Costa Rica. Due to the nature of the house, Casa Incubo was erected in one day only, reducing construction costs by 20%.
sea containers breathe an unusual industrial style for a home
This is really an unusual house that has managed to register with its environment by incorporating into its design an imposing cedar tree that has become the focal point of design. Inspired by the tree, the architect has also incorporated some wood elements in the interior staircase and bamboo sun visors. The living room exudes contrast with the multicolored furniture choices of bohemian style which breathes a very warm side to the metallic decor. It's audacious and we love it!
shabby chic furniture gives a metallic accent color inside
spacious living room with a wood staircase that leads to the second floor
large living room with ultra-trendy suspension
living space overlooking the terrace punctuated by cedar
a garden with lawn extends on the roof of the prefabricated house
inspired by the cedar grain, the bamboo sun visor filters daylight
the roof protects from the sun and the large windows provide good ventilation