Costa Rica

Recycled Material Pavilions Help Renew Interest in Costa Rica’s Public Spaces

Recycled Material Pavilions Help Renew Interest in Costa Rica’s Public Spaces

In August 2014, Benjamin Garcia Saxe and Laura Morelli led an “International Workshop” at the Universidad Veritas in San Jose Costa Rica for a class of students. The month long workshop was intended

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Costa Rica’s Breathtaking Lapa Rios Eco Resort is Powered by Pig Waste

Costa Rica’s Breathtaking Lapa Rios Eco Resort is Powered by Pig Waste

Guests of the resort have the option of enjoying a full sustainability tour of the facilities, including the pig poop feces bio-gas-powered kitchen. The hotel recycles more than 80 percent of the waste

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Help Crowdfund the Gekkotel Eco Community in Costa Rica

Help Crowdfund the Gekkotel Eco Community in Costa Rica

Canadians Matt Becker and Andres Pang are working together to create an eco-community through crowdfunding efforts. With ecotourism as the travel industry’s fastest-growing sector, and increasing

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Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up retaining

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Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

Treeson’s Brilliant Biodegradable Water Bottles are Recycled as Clean Energy

  After Treeson water company founder Carlton Solle took a trip to Costa Rica with his family five years ago and saw the dreadful plastic pollution littering the beach, he learned that less

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Costa Rican Volcano Erupts in a Shower of 8 Million Flowers!

Costa Rican Volcano Erupts in a Shower of 8 Million Flowers!

Normally, news of a sudden volcanic eruption in a habited part of the world is immediately followed by reports of death and destruction, but not today! In a brilliant marketing move, Sony created a video

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Minimalist Morpho Eco-Retreat Soars Above the Clouds in Costa Rica

Minimalist Morpho Eco-Retreat Soars Above the Clouds in Costa Rica

A home base for ecological workshops and biomimicry studies, the Morpho Eco retreat is situated on a high plateau about 850 feet above sea level, which means it basically floats among the clouds and peers

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This Unique Icosahedron-Shaped Treehouse in Costa Rica Cost Just $5,000 to Build

This Unique Icosahedron-Shaped Treehouse in Costa Rica Cost Just $5,000 to Build

Joseph Mikrut, a graphic designer and one of the owners of Anamaya Yoga Resort in Montezuma, Costa Rica, has finished constructing what may very well be the world's first treehouse shaped in the form of

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Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida hovers three feet above the ground on risers that protect it from river floods and excessive rain. Built in the area of Playa Preciosa, this beautiful home was constructed by trained

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Costa Rica’s Pacifica Surf Studios Resort Is an Escape for the Adventurous Eco-Tourist

Costa Rica’s Pacifica Surf Studios Resort Is an Escape for the Adventurous Eco-Tourist

Pacifica Surf Studios lets guests combine their love of nature and sports amongst an idyllic and serene setting. The surf school covers classes from beginners to experts, giving the unique opportunity to

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Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa Rica

Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa Rica

Casa Mecano is the most recent project of Juan Robles of Robles Arquitectos and is a striking example of modern tropical architecture. Located on the Osa Peninsula, the home sits in close proximity to the

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Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Help These NYIT Students Build a Recycling Center in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is known for its efforts in sustainability, there is a mounting problem related to waste management. Poor infrastructure and a lack of education and policies is leading to overflowing

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Betillon Dorval-Bory’s Anabatic Office Makes Use of Natural Winds to Keep Cool In a Hot & Humid Climate

Betillon Dorval-Bory’s Anabatic Office Makes Use of Natural Winds to Keep Cool In a Hot & Humid Climate

Betillon/Dorval-Bory's design for Fundecor's new office began with an analysis of the site and the prevailing climatic conditions. Knowing that the tropical site would need some serious cooling, they

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6 High-Flying Treehouses for the True Escapist

6 High-Flying Treehouses for the True Escapist

TREEHOTEL FINCA BELLAVISTA BAUMRAUM FREE SPIRIT ECO SPHERE YELLOW TREEHOUSE RESTAURANT TREETENTS Head up to the Pacific Northwest and buy or rent your very own hanging treehouse that

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Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House Only Costs $40,000

Containers of Hope: Cool Costa Rican Shipping Container House Only Costs $40,000

You might remember Saxe as the architect who built his mother this gorgeous bamboo retreat with a moon skylight. Although based in London, Saxe spends a lot of time in Central America and he helped

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Yves Behar and Fuseproject Offer Yummy Hot Cacao System to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

Yves Behar and Fuseproject Offer Yummy Hot Cacao System to Benefit Rainforest Conservation

Attention chocolate lovers! The Nature Conservancy and Yves Behar have just come out with a new sustainable hot cacao system to make the traditional drink right in your own home. Following the tradition

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Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Juan Robles developed a method for architecture design that explores 10 elements: site, climate, energy, water, materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation, and the use of passive strategies and

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Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica

Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica

When SPG Architects took the job they set to work transforming an abandoned construction site into an elegant steel-framed concrete slab structure, which they used to create the masterpiece that is Casa

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Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica

Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica

What do you give the woman who brought you into this world and raised you? For architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the answer was a beautiful bamboo retreat in Costa Rica. Some years ago, his mom stole away

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Sustainable Tower “Peels” the Costa Rican City Skyline

Sustainable Tower “Peels” the Costa Rican City Skyline

Driven by a progressive environmental strategy that will exploit sustainable energy design, Spanish-based firm Moho Arquitectura’s design for a mixed-use tower in San Jose will become a new benchmark

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