Living in Costa Rica even if only for a short while can be a real blessing. But if you can also get one of the most exotic luxury houses there, than you can consider yourself one truly lucky person.
The MC1 House by architect Juan Robles is a beautiful example of how humans can flourish without destroying everything around them. The main purpose when erecting this building was to protect nature as much as possible. So the first thing that was done to reach this goal was to find a piece of land where no trees would have to be cut down in order to make room for the construction site. This allowed workers to build the house with minimum ecosystem damage.
In building this environmentally friendly construction impressive amounts of glass and steel were used, but this does not make it look cold, like a big city office building. On the contrary, the large windows and glass walls help those inside the house feel closer to nature.
Among the eco features of the house we must mention the use of rain water collection systems for the pools. We love the initiative and the MC1 House in Costa Rica gets a big positive vote from us.
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