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Joya Villas / Studio Saxe

Added: 22.02.2018 6:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Set in the rainforest of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two modern homes project out of the landscape and are defined by a series of steel frames that bring the best modern methods of construction to a tropical location. The use of large steel I-beams and concrete is a tenet of the international language of Modernist architecture and Studio Saxe have taken this design approach and recontextualised it for contemporary use. This project is a continuation of their search for an authentic Central American tropical architecture.


Panama company pleads guilty to bribing Costa Rican soccer official

Added: 21.02.2018 19:25 | 1 views | 0 comments

A Panama-based company on Wednesday pleaded guilty to bribing a Costa Rican soccer official and was ordered to pay a fine and restitution totaling $1.4 million, the latest penalty imposed in the U.S. prosecution of corruption in international soccer.


British Airways connection drives Costa Rica tourism

Added: 19.02.2018 4:18 | 1 views | 0 comments

The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from the UK travelled to the destination in 2017 – representing an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year.


Costa Rican harvests global recognition for gardening success

Added: 18.02.2018 12:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

For more than 50 years, Zarcero's 'Senor Scissorhands' has cut and trimmed the city's gardens into international fame.


For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matter

Added: 16.02.2018 11:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Old, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica.


Costa Rica Votes For A New President, With Same-Sex Marriage Rights At The Forefront

Added: 14.02.2018 22:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

Thirteen candidates are up for election. If no candidate tops 40 percent in the vote, the first two finishers advance to a runoff scheduled for April.


Costa Rica: Could drug-law reform for women open door to wider change?

Added: 13.02.2018 11:52 | 0 views | 0 comments

When Sandra was arrested for smuggling drugs into a men’s prison in 2015, she accepted it as part of the familiar cycle of her life. The institution changed names, the soccer field crumbled into a river during a rough rainy season, and the prison population exploded, growing by upwards of 50 percent nationwide between 2006 and 2012. Following Sandra’s most recent arrest, she learned of an even more profound change: her life experiences would be studied and taken into consideration during sentencing, and there were alternatives to going to jail.


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