La firma

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Nos especializamos en el diseño de casas privadas, hoteles boutiques y oficinas corporativas.

Creemos en proyectos resultado de la intersección entre sitio y necesidades del cliente. Desde esa visión intentamos crear proyectos funcionales, económicos y ante todo honestos.

Pensamos la arquitectura como parte de un gran contexto.

Nuestra socia fundadora y arquitecta principal Natalia Solano-Meza tiene más de 10 años de trabajar en el sector del diseño y la arquitectura. Ella, personalmente, se involucra en todos los proyectos de la firma. Nuestros trabajos están marcados por sus ideas y su visión acerca de la arquitectura… y la vida en general.

El resto del equipo está formado por dos arquitectas y un grupo de colaboradores independientes.

Priscilla Lescouflair Mexile es arquitecta de proyectos. Trabaja con la firma desde hace 4 años.

Recientemente, Yara Toruño comenzó a trabajar como arquitecta junior.

La firma tiene otros colaboradores como la fotógrafa y arquitecta Ingrid Villanueva quien se encarga de registrar nuestros proyectos fotográficamente.

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We are an architecture atelier operating from San José, Costa Rica and Porto, Portugal.

As a full scope architecture studio we specialize in private homes, boutique hotels, commercial offices and green master planning.

We believe in Architecture (with a capital A) as the result of the intersection between site conditions and clients needs. We attempt to create  projects that are  functional, contemporary and complex while being honest, economic and feasible.

Understanding Architecture as a part of a bigger context  is a fundamental value of our firm.

Our founding partner and chief architect, Natalia Solano Meza has up to 10 years of experience in architecture, having worked for international architectural firms before starting Carambolaarquitectos in 2009.

Previously to founding the atelier she became a specialist in green master planning and  she also gained experience in landscape design. That is why the idea of landscape as a bigger context, both natural and cultural is always present in our projects.

Natalia is currently pursuing a Ph.D in architecture at the University of Porto in Portugal as she beliefs academic work  is a mandatory complement to architectural design.

She personally gets involved in all of the firms projects and oversees full development of the projects from conception to construction documents and inspection. Our works are imprinted with her vision about architecture and inevitably… life.

The rest of the team is formed by two young architects and a group of independent collaborators.

Priscilla Lescouflair Mexile who has been with the firm for over 3 years is a project architect. She works in project development and does site visits.

More recently Yara Toruño joined the team as junior architect. Both have, independently from the firm,  won architectural competitions, in patrimony and urbanism respectively.

The firm has other collaborators such as Ingrid Villanueva, architect and photographer, who does most of our portraits and photographs our projects.

Carambolaarquitectos is affiliated to the  Cámara de Consultores en Arquitectura e Ingeniería de Costa Rica, CCAI.

Also we have participated in projects by other architecture firms as landscape designers and we provide specialized services in master planning for other consultants in the constructions business.

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