StudioOctava

We Build Dreams

We Build
Your Dream

Architecture, Design & Project Development

00 // WHAT WE DO

Studio Octava is a full-service architecture firm that designs high-end residential and hospitality projects from concept to completion in Costa Rica.

01 // Our Story

Meet

2019 we purchased, remodelled and rented our first apartment which turned out to be a great business and investment. Equipped with our experience of working in Vienna, London & Beijing we are now developing projects in Costa Rica. With Studio Octava & our team we turned our passion into business and provide our knowledge & service of building beautiful, high quality projects to other people like us.

High Quality

Owners ourselves, we are obsessed with long lasting execution and durable detailing.

Timeless

We strive for beautifully balanced spaces that feel refreshingly modern, warm and classy.

02 // Showcase

Our Projects

03 // Digital Design

Our Process

3D In Every Step

We know how difficult it can be to understand a building with flat 2D blue prints. Therefore we offer every client a full 3D design process from beginning to end. This allows to make informed design decisions throughout all phases and lets our clients experience the building before a single brick has been laid out.

04 // Capabilities

Our Service

Business & Marketing

With access to our own rentals we can help you to develop your own realistic business plan. 

–  P&L | Business Plan
–  Project Estimation
–  Go To Market
–  Marketing Concept
–  Local Representation
–  Concept for Loan Approvals

Feasibility & Concept

Reduce risk before undertaking any significant expense by evaluating common pitfalls.

–  Site Visit & Evaluation
–  Requirements Catalogue
–  Volumetric Studies
–  Design Concept
–  Cost Analysis
–  Permissions Assessment

Architecture & Design

We are synthesising tropical building principles with elegant design solutions for maximum comfort.

–  Architectural Drawings
–  Technical Drawings
–  Lightning Concept
–  Interior Concept
–  Landscape Design
–  Building Permissions

Construction

A building is only as good as its details its composed of. We are specialists finding elegant technical solutions.

–  Tender Documents
–  Construction Plans
–  On-Site Management
–  Contractor Supervision
–  Turnkey Construction
–  Drawing As-Built Plans

05 // Offer

Our Packages

Consultation Meeting

Free

Ask us anything that comes to your mind, during a personal or virtual meeting.*

Feasibility Package

From $5900

We will deliver you a first design proposal and perform a reality check for your project.*

Architectural Package

From $15000

All documentation and drawings needed to receive permissions and build the project.*

Book A Consultation. No Strings Attached.

or drop us a mail with your question here: project@1683253391-b2f86c61de065f7b.wp-transfer.sgvps.net

06 // FOR STARTERS

Or Download
Our Guide.

Property Development in Costa Rica

We put together a guide for aspiring homeowners & private investors in Costa Rica. In the guide you will find everything we wished we had known before developing our first property. We cover things you should know about purchasing a property, legal requirements, architecture & engineering and tips and tricks that will help you to make better decisions during your first steps of your project.

Finca Chica

Finca Chica is a stunning blend of traditional farmhouse-style elements and tropical building components that compose a beautiful ensemble nestled in the lush hills of Nosara...
  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo, R. Lopez, F. Mena, J. Salas, M. Arce, A. Cespedes

  • Location

    Nosara

  • Year

    2024

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Cabuya Jungle Huts

In the jungles of Montezuma, Costa Rica, nestled among the trees, sits the project Cabuya Jungle Huts. Owned by a diverse couple with backgrounds from both...
  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo, F. Mena, R. Lopez, A. Gonzalez

  • Client

    Private

  • Year

    2022

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Waterfall Residence

Coming Soon…
  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo, A. Gonzalez, F. Mena, R. Lopez

  • Client

    Private

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Casa Marquise

In the beginning of 2020, StudioOctava has been commissioned to plan a house in Costa Rica that is like no other. The marquise house is the...
  • Strategy

    2020

  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo

  • Client

    Private

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Pumas Residence

In the Pumas Residence, every aspect of the design and building process was carefully considered to create a fully sustainable and eco-friendly living space. The walls...
  • Strategy

    2020

  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo, F. Mena, R. Lopez

  • Client

    Private

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Beachways Villas Emma

Our clients, a European family, never imagined they would fall in love on a property so far away from their home country, but that is exactly...
  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo

  • Client

    Private

  • Year

    2022

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Beachways Villas Bloom

Due to the fact that the property is located right on a road, this project has been developed to lean on the idea of a vertical...
  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo, A.Gonzalez, F.Mena, R.Guerra,

  • Client

    Private

  • Year

    2021

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Rosalia Residence

The beauty of this home is undeniable. The natural timber facade gives it an original touch to a traditional geometry, while the spaces are providing high...
  • Strategy

    2020

  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo

  • Client

    Private

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Quique Boutique & Surf Store

Without any controversy synuous movements emerge gently from the façade.It is not a still you can tell is part of a motion. The gesture gains the...
  • Strategy

    2013

  • Design

    R.Portillo, M.Usher

  • Client

    Quique Boutique

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June 3, 2019

Opal Residence

The Opal Residence connects 3 houses on a steep hillside property with beach view in Mal Pais. All units are connected through a roofed pathway. One...
  • Strategy

    2021

  • Design

    R, Portillo, M.Usher.

  • Client

    Private

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Moss Micro-Apartments

Moss micro-apartment apartment is a masterpiece of small apartment design and functionality. It is located in Vienna’s city center walking distance to Belvedere Place one of...
  • Strategy

    2018

  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo

  • Client

    Private

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June 3, 2019

Bird’s View

This project began our a journey in local and sustainable architecture with materials that were typical for the area. This one was contracted by a company...
  • Strategy

    2019

  • Design

    M. Usher, R. Portillo

  • Client

    Tyrol Tourism Agency

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