Costa Rica Architect designs green, Eco friendly blueprints, house designs.
Green architects in Central America designing unique custom homes with eco friendly philosophies inspired by nature. Contributing to local Teak and Bamboo industries and offering educational workshops, green building retreats, eco friendly architecture and consulting in Costa Rica, Panama and all over Latin America. I specialize in design and building of custom homes, lodges, eco hotels and provide sustainable blueprints for natural spas and affordable swimming pools. All designed by me, Michael H. Cranford - and examples from nature. I provide clients with architectural consultation in Costa Rica, Panama, Caribbean and all over Central America.
My philosophies begin by studying nature, comprehending what we see in our surroundings, then mimic nature in our custom home designs and house blueprints. Identify and copy nature, then find the best ways to live cool and comfortable and build with sustainable materials from your community. If your property is in a remote locations, or near a sensitive environmental area. Check out 5 fabulous floor plans and have an eco modular home delivered in a few weeks, larger custom 1-3 story homes constructed in a few months. a few months. Whether you are building a beach bungalow or small eco lodge or hotel in Costa Rica or Panama, I encourage you to contact me. Once you or I spend time on your property, we'll note and record the direction of cool morning breezes, direction of hot afternoon sun, discuss privacy and security issues, figure out water system requirements, then we'll ask-
What would nature do ?
Comprehend and Copy Nature is a C2 Philosophy remains my principal study. When we pay attention to nature, we see 1000's of species taking advantage of free energy. From flying fish, dolphins and pelicans to spawning salmon and hawks all soaring high above. We humans are the only species who pays for energy. Our lightning bug friend might disagree with paying a utility bill to government. By studying leaf cutter ants, termites and vultures, we can discover new ways to filter water and soil and re-use recycled materials in our eco friendly green building techniques.
Occasionally I get time to paint in my studio in Costa Rica.
I consult with many clients at this level and discover ways to use rainwater to create electric less air conditioning. My conceptual drawings and final blueprints are shared back and forth on line through e-mails and photo sharing. Many clients over the past 12 years prefer to work on line together and save the cost of my site visit. My fees are reasonable @ $40/$20 pr. hr. The most important part of designing and building your dream is to have fun ! Read through some of my architectural philosophies and decide if my consultation benefits your project. My questionnaire only takes a moment to fill out. Day dream, have a glass of wine and answer a few questions about your ideas of paradise. Your answers help me understand your project a bit better. Once we get started, I observe the natural elements and comforts that already exist on your homesite, identify N.E.S.W., locations of breezes, establishthe areas to avoid heat, then begin to plan your home or eco project balanced in nature and resourced from your own backyard. Natures been doing eco construction this way for years. Your home or lodge design should try to mimic its surroundings, using local harvested lumber, Guadua bamboo and local labor if possible.
As architects and designers of nature, we can learn about cooling from turtles and their shells, experiment with free air conditioning by studying zebra stripes. As geothermal engineers and earth home designers, we should pay attention to termites and their underground cooling chambers. Let's give our building contracts to the Paper wasp family, 1100 species / franchises world wide! Furthermore, skin, fur, scales, shells, webs and feathers all work to keep critters dry, fast, fed, warm and cooled. Let's build the way " The birds and bees do!" 8.7 million living species can't be wrong! I offer Green Architecture and consultation in Central America, Belize and Caribbean. Full sets of custom home finished Blueprints as low as $850 - $2800, 2 story houses and eco hotels -$1800 - $3600. Lodge plans, multi unit, custom home plans in Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro , and serving several clients in Boquete Panama. Great Green Ideas.