Winner 2023 North America competition

Casa V

San Jose, Costa Rica
Taller KEN
Building Company:
Gruppo AIE


Andres Garcia Lachner

Casa V is a modern and sustainable single-family residence in San Jose, Costa Rica designed by Taller KEN to give the owners ample space to relax and unwind. Set into a hillside that opens up to a tropical bamboo surround, the home’s interiors are arranged to focus on the tranquil views toward the rear of the property. Furniture with neutral tones and a refined material palette of Italian porcelain and teak wood help tie the home to the plot of land and create the feeling of bringing the outdoors inside. The firm used light gray porcelain flooring from Italgraniti throughout the house for its large format and durability while tiles from the brand’s Ceppo di Gre collection were chosen for the bathroom to achieve the look of polished terrazzo without the installation challenges.