Natalia Solano-Meza

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Natalia Solano-Meza es la arquitecta principal y fundadora de Carambolaarquitectos. Se especializa en el diseño de oficinas corporativas, casas particulares y hoteles boutique. Nació en una familia de economistas y artistas y se considera producto de una mezcla de ambas disciplinas. Inició su carrera trabajando para importantes firmas de arquitectura. Durante esa etapa desarrolló proyectos de hasta 100 hectáreas. En [.....]

Mutual Seguros Sede Principal: Proceso de diseño

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El año pasado durante una visita de negocios y trabajo a Costa Rica iniciamos contacto con una empresa que acababa de comprar un edificio existente con la intención de renovarlo y convertirlo en su sede principal. Nos contrataron para el proyecto para desarrollarlo a nivel de concepto (mi parte favorita) y de planos constructivos. Comparto algunas imagenes del desarrollo del proyecto que involucra pensar desde [.....]

Casa C+F Esquemático

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This  is a project that we have been developing since February 2013 and is now facing its conclusion. It consists of a small home and illustration studio for two artists. They had a very specific set of needs and a very specific and limited budget, so we tried to develop a very honest project and down to earth project. A simple layout, exposed raw materials, a simple roof structure and lots of attention to details is [.....]

HB Supervision 01

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The HB house was a project that we started developing in year 2009-2010 with an schematic proposal. Constructions documents were designed during year 2010 and finally construction began at the the beginning of March 2012.House was completed by December 2012

HB: History of a wall

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Casa HB was conceived as a major renovation. The clients bought a 40 year old house with the intention to renovate and transform it into a retreat from the urban context that surrounds the house. The swimming pools was one of the existing assets of the house. We never had to have a discussion on wether to keep it or not. We did though about the brick walls. We thought it was important to preserve the geist of the house and [.....]