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'A Forest for a Moon Dazzler' wins WAF award

'A Forest for a Moon Dazzler' wins WAF award
09 Nov 2010

Benjamin Garcia Saxe wins the World Architecture Festival 2010 in the 'House' category with 'A Forest for a Moon Dazzler' (Guanacaste, Costa Rica).

Main view at night

This house for my mom Helen is the culmination of a lifelong dream to construct a place where my mom, my brother, and I can be together. My mom first moved away from the city and built her own home out of tree trunks, mosquito nets and tin. She then placed her bed in a corner of this house to watch the moon as she went to bed, and told me that she remembers both my brother and I every night as she watches the moon. The new home then became reinterpretation of her old self made dwelling by providing her with a view to the moon and a very open plan that captures an internal garden whilst giving her security when she sleeps.

Main entrance view

Side View Bedroom

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