Location: Costa Rica
Completion Year: 1996

This lodge is part of an eco-tourism development on an 18 acre site in a dry jungle on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste Province. This project used local construction labor, materials and techniques. Local Teak wood forest thinnings were used for pole framing; foundations and fireplaces were built using local stone, and local artisans sculpted the masonry. Local craftsmen also built the wood windows and doors from regional materials. The design nods to the local architectural vernacular with tall vented roofs and large overhangs to keep the interior cool without air conditioning.