The recently completed INOUT House by Spanish architect Joan Puigcorbé establishes an uninterrupted “inside-outside” relationship with the surrounding landscape of San Jose in Costa Rica. Which simply wouldn’t fly in over regulated Australia, frontal boundaries are blurred by sheets of glass and vegetation, framed by two horizontal planes, floor and ceiling, where the full and the void are related by a series of matter, water, vegetation and sky.
All bedrooms are arranged along the outer edge of the neighbors, leaving an intermediate space between for social uses such as kitchen-dining, living room, swimming pool, porch and barbecue. Existing trees remain, uncompromisingly piercing the spaces they occupy.
Not a pool fence or glazing icon in sight …. design utopia!