CASA TRES CARACOLES

A family’s love for Panama – its beaches, sun and lifestyle is at the core of this design. Located on a steeply sloping site at the north side of Contadora Island, the house is composed of several pavilions that step down from the road to the shore, over 30 meters in descent. The complex is connected by a winding path suitable for golf cart travel, making it easy for all to get from place to place.

The individual buildings stack, each being a roof terrace for the next – one for children, one for living, a master suite, and down by the beach there is a “bohio” for guests and entertainment. Construction is concrete with long spans of glass. Foundation walls of local rustic stone allow the white cubic forms to float above the natural landscape.