When a local mayor asked Costa Rican architect Álvaro Rojas to build a community center for the small village of El Rodeo, about ten miles west of San Jose, Rojas quickly understood that the commission would be a tall order despite the small size of the proposed project—about 8,000 square feet, in a town of around six hundred. For one thing, community centers in Costa Rica serve a wide variety of functions, as classrooms, recreational spaces, and forums for political and civic gatherings. This facility would . . .
Exterior facade and building of 'Jetavan' - a buddhist skill development center captured by Edmund Sumner. #building #exteriordesign #facade #architecture #photography #photo #pinit #aboutdesignworld #archilovers #archipic
Elisa Marin and Manfred Barboza, Shiroles Rural School, Shiroles, Costa Rica. Tremendous work on a shoestring budget, with construction help from the community and the architects themselves. The slideshow at the Architectural Record reveals the interior is well-lit and feels modern.