STUDIO SAXE - San Jose, Costa Rica

STUDIO SAXE - San Jose, Costa Rica

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"Benjamin Garcia Saxe set up his own practice in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2004, with the aim of exploring our relationship with the natural environment through architecture. Since then, Studio Saxe has grown into an award-winning international practice made up of a multidisciplinary team, creating buildings and spaces by blending technological innovation with handcrafted techniques to form truly sustainable designs. Founded on the belief that buildings must connect to their landscape – whether a tropical paradise or a concrete jungle – Studio Saxe brings a global attitude to solve local problems. Ideas and techniques from around the world can be harnessed to benefit communities, both at home and abroad. Local traditions and identities are explored and developed, ensuring a process whereby we learn from the past and build for the future.

The dedicated architects and designers at Studio Saxe uncover new design solutions for every project, treating each building as an opportunity to improve methods and approaches, responding to specific places. Working alongside clients and collaborators, the studio continually seeks new forms and functions that blur the boundaries between natural habitats and inhabited space."


International Costa Rica Architectural Biennial Award, 2014
ASOPAICO Award, 2014
ICOMADERA Award, 2014
WAN 21 for 21 Awards, 2013
Brit Insurance Awards, 2011
World Architecture Festival Award, 2010
World Architecture Community Award, 2010
Inbar Federation of Hong Kong Industries Award, 2010
Alpha Rho Chi Award, 2007