Category Archive: Arquitectura / Architectural design

Hamann House

Ubicación / Location: Tres Ríos, Osa; Costa Rica Diseño / Design: Arq. Alejandro Cristiá Batista & Arq. Abel Fernández Pérez (INTRIBE Architects) Constructora / Builder: Constructora Basol       – –  

Restauración Casa Centeno Güell

Equipo de diseño: Arq. Hernán Ortiz Ortiz, Arq. Abel Fernández Pérez & Arq. A. Cristiá Batista –

YAAKUNAH: New model of social housing

Project winner of the International Ideas Competition 2016: “Sustainable Social Housing in New Centralities, reducing vulnerabilities”, organized by G-22. By Alejandro Cristiá Batista & Fabián Umaña Angulo (Costa Rica) Información en español. –  … Continue reading

Jacob’s Gourmet Coffee Bar

The first Jacob’s, a 56 sqm coffee bar located in Heredia city (Costa Rica). The design attempts to evoke a vintage ambient, some of the cafes of the Belgian chef homeland, but without… Continue reading

Malpais Bamboo Villa (process)

Data sheet Location: Malpais, Nicoya peninsula, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Built area: 172sqm Constructive systems:  Bamboo structure, resistant to earthquakes due of its high level of tensile strength.  Bamboo and clay-mud walls in non-structural areas,… Continue reading


Aalfs House (Osa 360), 2013 – INTRIBE is intended to provide a high quality architecture to all who seek to realize their dreams in Costa Rica, integrating architecture-environment-human being, in a large tribe. INTRIBE Architects… Continue reading

Ec(cont)ological Tourism

Project type: Accessible/social housing, hotel cabins, mobile space Project location: Osa, Costa Rica / Adaptable to humid tropical zones Winner of an Honorable Mention in the “Re-thinking the Future Sustainability Awards 2014,” Residential Building… Continue reading

Museo para el Arte Centroamericano / A Museum for the Central American Art

Proyecto/project: (MUCCA) Museo de Arte Centroamericano y Centro de las Artes (A Museum for the Central American Art & Arts Center). Autor/diseñador: Alejandro Cristiá Batista Tesis / Proyecto completo Publicación en inglés / Publication… Continue reading

The Serpent Bridge-Building

— PRAHA ČERNÝ HAD (The Black Serpent of Prague) Honorable Mention on the international competition “Prague: Bridge-building across Vltava River,” organized by Arquitectum, 2012-2013 “ARQUITECTUM has been convened for the international competition which aims… Continue reading

De la bio-arquitectura a la metatropical

Bio-proyecto | Architettura Bioecologuca e Vastu Diseños de Arq. Cristiá Batista para Studio Anna Zanetti Las Villas de Malpais fueron diseñadas  según los requerimientos y necesidades definidos por el clima cálido-húmedo costarricense. Se aplicaron los… Continue reading