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VILLA SAN CRISTOBAL DE CARITE

 

LOCATION: Lago Carite, Guayama

 

YEAR: 2016 

 

PARTNERS: ERERAS Arquitectos

 

Client: Private

 

Villa San Cristobal de Carite is a private and sustainable second home located in Lago Carite, Guayama, Puerto Rico. The house exemplifies weathered steel (corten), structural steel, concrete, and green construction /material systems through its architecture. The house slopes towards the lake, allowing the design team to maximize its efforts towards the orientation and pad elevation. Furthermore, Villa San Cristobal de Carite intends to make use of passive ventilation systems, view of the lake, and solar illumination. The house also contains strategically designed green walls and uses recollected storm water from is butterfly roof for irrigation and domestic purposes.