The residential project is located in the central Pacific zone of Costa Rica, near the national park Manuel Antonio, Quepos. To carry out the project in hand with nature, an area was chosen on the property that was clear of trees to carry out the construction of the required program, which must respect the natural environment and its characteristics as much as possible. Therefore there was no need to cut any tree that was located on the property, which reinforced the commitment to the environment.
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Quepos is one of my favorite places. I have spent some time there, it is VERY magical. No surf, but great fishing and, of course, Manuel Antonio park!!! I love that sytle of Modern. Their use of glass to bond the house with nature is fantastic! I can hear the howler monkeys just by looking!
Wow, just wow… the use of so much glass is just stunning!
Original poster boy for sunscreen Angelo Mozilo to pay 67.5M to settle Countrywide charges. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
Thanks Jim. Awesome place in an awesome setting. I wonder if the architect brought in his own builder since the locals probably don’t have much experience working with some of those materials.
Also so cool to have the ability to design elements such as floating/cantilevered stairs without building code-related constraints….
Check out this line from the story:
“but Bank of America will pick up two-thirds of the bill.”
Re: Mozilo. “… Regulators also contend Mozilo made nearly $140 million by dumping Countrywide stock before the truth emerged.”
Simple arithmetic here: $140 million -$22.5 million civil penalty paid by Mozillo but Bank of America will pay $45 million in disgorgement.
What do you know? The “Tan Man” made about $122 million! Crime pays! I’m absolutely sick …
Wow, just wow…
Susie said it all! 🙂
Great place, but i just love the hypocrisy of wealthy tree huggers. did this green trend setter take the G650 to their environmentally-friendly home or just the Cessna?…i’m sure they took the Prius from the airport though.
i didn’t cut a tree down therefore i’m committed to the environment.
what a farce.
let me build my compound in the middle of nowhere, and then write me up and tell me how green I am because, although I used more materials to build the home(those come from the Earth by the way) than most people will use for two homes, I am green because I didn’t chop down a tree in the exact spot i put the palace to my ego.
in the spirit of Angelina Jolie, i’m sure this person only uses one square to wipe their butt, right before they use 500 gallons of water to take a shower.
i’m all for building a nice house, but just shut the hell up and don’t tell me you respect the environment.
LOL @ old hickory. spot on…
Or create a documentary detailing how our carbon emissions are going to kill us all…and film it in the comfort of your private jet with huge jet engines whirring in the background… (Inconvenient Truth)