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Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Posted By Jessica Acosta-Rubio On March 14, 2012 @ 3:20 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Capturing the essence of Costa Rica [1] and its sustainable spirit, KOKi Beach [2] embraces the environment and community in which it rests through a wide range of eco practices. Working principally with local materials, artisans and by incorporating mostly reused, reclaimed and repurposed elements, they created a unique haven for locals and visitors to enjoy. Local river stones were used for the building support as well as the bar’s back bar wall, while the lamps are a combination of carvings by the local indigenous community in Bribri [3]and a local artisan who specializes in beadwork. Even wood from an abandoned house in Hone Creek now serves as tables and seating for the restaurant, as well as a decorative entry feature.¬†KOKi Beach is a showcase of local¬†craftsmanship, and exemplifies how using the knowledge and traditions of the community can create a modern and environmentally friendly space.

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[2] KOKi Beach: http://www.facebook.com/KOKIBEACH

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