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Bamboo-House

Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe designed this two-room bamboo house with open courtyard for his mother, who had moved to Costa Rica to live in the forest “in search for home.”  Originally living in a shelter that she built with scrap wood and plastic bags and with a view of the moon from her bed at night, her son designed this dwelling so that his mother could live more comfortably, in solitude in the forest, with a view of the moon.  Made with bamboo rings and a metal roof, this building provides natural ventilation and protection from the sun.  The architect sees his mother’s home as a way for her to always be close to him.

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