Costa Rica Sustainable Architecture, Design, Custom Homes, Consultation.
Turn your custom home blueprints into a model for sustainable building in Costa Rica. If you are building in sensitive environmental area, consider pre cast concrete and pre fabricated wall panels and modular building methods.
Your new beach hotel, lodge or Costa Rica eco resort should demonstrate sustainability in every way. Eco friendly custom home and house designs, blueprints for sustainable living in Central America. Custom home plans and designs for teak homes in Costa Rica. Luxury, tropical home plans and floor plans for living and retiring in Costa Rica.
Bugs and insects pay attention to nature, as their homes and nests are always built to shed water, capture the breeze, and remain dry at all times.
Birds and bugs teach us the importance of nature's design, to live here in the tropics and understand the importance of cool morning breezes, northern light and shady areas in late part of day.
Costa Rica architects also consults architectural firms on sustainable building. Floor plans and house plans by Costa Rican architects in San Jose.
From experience my philosophies are very simple, design around and with nature. All new custom home designs, hotels or eco-resorts should be designed with these priorities in mind.
Building cool and green, comfortably breezy, sustainably built structures that reduce your construction carbon footprint as local jobs are created in rural areas.
You should consider the environmental expenses associated with building with poured conventional concrete and using precious rain forest hardwoods in your house design or floor plan. Turn your dream house, floor plan and blueprints into a model for sustainable building. And still enjoy the beautiful of tropical wood accents throughout home. Sustainable building with bamboo, teak, eucalyptus and other farmed woods.
Hiring an architect in Latin America can be a complex and confusing experience for most expatriates moving to Costa Rica or buying property. Dealing with a fancy architectural firm is expensive and generally you don't get the house of your dreams. The majority of my plans have been permitted in Costa Rica and Panama. Drafted in Spanish of English.
I have consulted several architectural firms in San Jose about sustainable building methods and the importance of creating local employment within rural communities. I work with you more on a personal level as your consultant and start my home designs and floor plans based on your lifestyles, customs,habits, family size and future use of your project, then matching it up with your building site considering your best design options built around ;
cool breezes / airflow
security / safety
privacy / noise
These attributes that exist on your property or building site need to be considered in your design before a floor plan is created to take advantage of the natural resources that already exist at your project site.
Many of my clients in Costa Rica and Panama choose to work from photographs shared over the internet, sending images of their property and making notes with regards to North, East, South and West.Once reviewed along with my 30 Q. questionaire. I spend a few hours sketching and drafting up a few conceptual sketches all to scale and then sending floor plan ideas though e-mails. Usually 10-25 hrs of consultation and conceptual sketches.
But only after a deep understanding of your projects needs, I can most certainly bring your project from a conceptual level to an affordable project on paper. My consultation can bring clarity to your project, with a new understanding of size, dimension and each challenge identified throughout the entire design process. Creating a comfortable and sustainable construction in your community.
Conceptual floor plans lead to a completed set of blueprints drafted up within a short period of time. I can help you from a conceptual level for as little as $ 500-$ 1000. This includes 12-24 hours of drafting, and e-mailing images, photographs back and forth to get your project off the ground affordably and successfully.
Usually in just a few e-mails and a few drawings, you can have a few nice concepts of floor plans and house designs at a very affordable entry point at $40 pr. hr. for drafting and consulting. $20 pr. hr for travel and e-mail time.
Complete set of blueprints -
On average, 35 - 75 hrs. of drafting required to complete set of plans for 1 level home - $1500 / $1800
2 Story 3 bedroom home / 60-100 hrs - $1800 - $ 2500
Larger Projects can be upwards of -$3500 - $6000 or 100-150 hrs.
To save on your design dollars, many clients prefer to work via e-mail versus invest the money to pay my travel expenses to visit their homesites and project locations.
I am also available for travel to your site. Depending on the size of your project, your home can conceptually be put on paper and to scale in an affordable price range and with good solid sustainable architectural advice.
Once you have decided to use my Architectural Consultant Services -$40 / $20 pr. hr. We have two options available to proceed towards working together -
Option 1. Work on line together with photos, property and building site dimensions, determining views, N.E.S.W and prevailing direction of breeze are the only requirements to getting started. You may call me for a free consultation, or send me a few photos and we can discuss your project more in depth.
Option 2. Spend the extra $ to bring me to your site. We'll 5- 6 hours at your site and an additional 5-6 hrs. of conceptual floor plans and consultation. Generally by the time the site visit is over, you've got some great floor plan ideas, site map, and new questions to think about.
Conceptual Fees - $500- $1200
My sustainable ideas will save you money and save our environment too. A win, win relationship for both man and nature. I charge $40 pr hour for design, drafting and consultation, $20 pr hour phone, e-mails, photos and word documents.
Custom Home Blueprints - $1100 - $3500
Finish schedules, material lists, green site management documents, 3-d drawings, and available as well. Choose which option works best for your project. You should guard your design dollars until you find someone that understand your vision and your project.
What's your version of paradise ?
Usually a few photos and a phone call or two gets your project on paper and off to a good start.
Site Visits in Costa Rica- $450 - $1350
incl - 5 hrs on site / 5 hrs drafting and sketches. I have clients in Panama & Belize as well. Local Osa Peninsula residents benefit from Architectural Floor Plans in Costa Rica . site visits are less expensive in my own backyard- approx $150 - $250.
Give me a call on Skype if you wanna chat
Pura Vida and hope to hear from ya.