What's in ... and what's out?

The No Footprint House is exactly that – a home with no fixed line between inside and outside. Watch how the house is transformed

Designed by A-01 architects

The No Footprint House (NFH) is located in Ojochal, a small village at the edge of the vast tropical rain forests along the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Placed in a humid tropical climate, the building design responds to its surrounding habitat by passive climate control through natural ventilation and solar shading.

Façade panels can be opened or closed individually in order to regulate views and exposure, augment or reduce air flows, create privacy and security.

They convert interior to exterior spaces and play with the dynamic among nature and the built environment, one of the key features of tropical architecture.

Photographs/video

Fernando Alda, Manduca Audiovisual


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