Casa Celaje crowns a jungle hill overlooking a stunning panoramic of the Pacific Ocean. The home is a sanctuary for a Canadian family to escape the winters and enjoy the tropical climate of Nosara, a small surf town Costa Rica. Locally, “celaje“ describes the afterglow of a sunset. This casa celebrates that majestic view while commemorating the existing trees, natural contours and maintaining a low ecological footprint. The house is designed to respond to the extreme climate and to breathe with the jungle. The form pivots around a tree to bring the family together cantilevered in the canopy.