This magnificent architecture is part of a concept of three singular villas and a tropical pavilion in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take a guided tour.
When an investor wants to create a place where “visitors merge with the surrounding nature, clear their minds, experience luxury and adventure at the same time,” it gives “Art Villas Resort.” It is a pure change of scenery for a retreat in the middle of the jungle, near the town of Uvita in the south of Costa Rica, nestled on a hill overlooking the Hermosa Beach. The overall project is the work of three architectural studios for three homes spread over a little more than two hectares: Refuel works (Art Villa), Archwerk (Coco Villa and Wing Pavilion) and Formafatal (Atelier Villa), which is also in charge of the interior design and the final shape of the overall concept. Not to mention the vision of Atelier Flera, landscape designer. The one we are particularly interested in is Art Villa, the first building to be erected.
This 570 m² concrete monolith, on two levels, includes open-plan common spaces (hall, living room, kitchen with dining room, covered terrace bordered by the pool), but also five bedrooms with private bathrooms, a playroom for children and a gym and dance area. Czech architect Dagmar Stepanova of Formafatal sets the style right from the entrance, focusing on the generosity of the space and a sense of Zen, where concrete, steel, teak, and linen create an environment that is both raw and luxurious. Most of the pieces come from local and Czech artisans, with custom-designed furniture. The team was inspired not only by the surrounding wild jungle, but also by the work of Brazilian architect Paulo Mendez da Rocha. As a result, Art Villa exudes all the organic, wild, and lush beauty that manages to bring out the atmosphere and color of Central America.