Coastal Nicaragua Homestead, Tupilapa Residences, Nicaragua Building, Central American Building Photos

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead in Tupilapa

28 Apr 2021

Design: Scalar Architecture, New York City

Location: Tupilapa, Nicaragua, central America

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead Tupilapa

Photos by Miguel De Guzman

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead

Scalar collaborates in off the grid, sustainable coastal compound – Coastal Nicaragua Homestead

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead Tupilapa

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead Tupilapa

On a slight verdant coastal bluff above the Pacific in Tupilapa, Nicaragua, the Coastal Homestead seamlessly reconciles a series of environmental and site conditions that far from solely prizing the ocean rely on a complex set surround relationships.

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead Tupilapa

New Tupilapa building design

These include changing wind patterns, solar orientation and the distant view of Nicaragua’s volcanos. The design takes clues from the vernacular environmentally responsive palapa building – an open-roof treviated construction originally from the Philippines.

Tupilapa home design by Scalar Architecture

Tupilapa residence design by Scalar Architecture

In so doing, an environmentally responsive and parametrically modelled ruled surface roof affords a larger setting and encampment. Mostly under this new open, a series of three discreet volumes hold more private or weather protected domestic functions and modulate the outdoor dwelling spaces and circulation. Lastly, dealing with a slope foundation and sandy soil, an occupied foundation and base further site the project and provide for service functions. (In collaboration with CPAG)

Tupilapa property design by Scalar Architecture New York

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead in Tupilapa, Nicaragua – Building Information

Project size: 3400 ft2
Completion date: 2016
Building levels: 1

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead Tupilapa

About Scalar Architectur
Scalar Architecture is an award-winning international design firm based in New York City. As the term indicates, scalar Architecture operates at a variety of scales collaborating with expert partners.

The fruits of these collaborations are all embracing projects that garner accolades for their transformative solutions and environmental agenda, such as the International First Prize for the development of Hamar, Norway, and the Architectural League’s Award. Scalar Architecture integrates architecture and environments, seeks the senses,nestles scales and systems, radicalizes performance and engagement, and pushes collaborations forward.

Recently, Scalar Architecture has been featured on the news for its social justice advocacy. It has been selected by the Van Alen Center and the Urban Design Forum to tackle the pandemic in under-served communities and has joined forces with the AIA Design Advocates to help organizations in need.

Coastal Nicaragua Homestead Tupilapa

Images: Miguel De Guzman

New Tupilapa property images / information received 280421 from Scalar Architecture New York City, NY, USA

Location: Tupilapa, Nicaragua, central America

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