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Luxury Magazine – Summer 2019 edition

The quarterly publication of Luxury Magazine recently unveiled its Summer 2019 issue.

The premium publication, part of the production for Mastercard Black cardmembers highlights an article called “Cliff Hangers”, featuring our award-winning Casa Magayon as one of the seven dramatic cliffside-located homes built around the world.

The two full page write-up describes the design as jaw dropping, which make us feel proud to be featured as part of this think piece.

At the same time, we are honored to be selected to be sharing the pages of this feature with projects in exotic locations and amazing designs from these firms:

  • Big Sur, California – by Fougeron Architecture
  • Salobreña, Spain – by GilBatolome Architects
  • Positano, Italy – by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti
  • Karpathos, Greece – by OOAK Architects
  • Maui, Hawaii – by Olson Kundig
  • Nova Scotia, Canada – by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Casa Magayon was designed to blend in with its surrounding natural environment.

CLIFF HANGERS

Home built on dramatic precipices give new meaning to the phrase “Living on the edge.” Luxury Magazine

Península Papagayo, Costa Rica

Architecture & Interior Design: Sarco Architects

Architect Roderick Anderson admires the way Philip Johnson’s iconic glass House in Connecticut blurred lines between inside and outside. so, with Casa Magayon, he says,

“I wanted to design a house that flows with natural terrain and maximizes the views of the water and the connection to the jungle.”

Roderick Anderson, CEO & Design Director, SARCO Architects
Casa Magayon hugs the sloping hillside as seen here as the slope drops to the side of the pool

So he built a series of interconnected glass-shealted modules laid into the dense vegetation that are a model of energy efficiency.
Unused modules can be shut down when the couple visits alone and the outdoor corridors between them do not require air conditioning.
Wide overhangs shade outdoor spaces, and the narrow widths of the modules allow air circulation and further reduce cooling needs.
A green roof improves thermal insulation and provides a space for taking in jaw-dropping views.
Most thrilling, though, is the deck that just out over the vertical drop. Say Anderson,

“Its a lookout where you feel like you’re in the air and completely one with nature.”

Roderick Anderson, CEO & Design Director SARCO Architects
Sarco Architects Costa Rica award winner project

Check out our recent interview with the Casa Magayon owner, who told us how was their experience building their luxury home in Costa Rica with Sarco Architects on this link. or play the interview displayed below.

Interview with Conrad Adolf, Casa Magayon.

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