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A Random Detour Leads an Expat Couple to Discover Their Future Home in Costa Rica
Architect and homeowner Richard Hammond, along with his wife Daniela, transform two half-built structures that he discovered...
An Olson Kundig Tree House Peeks Over the Treetops in Costa Rica
Built entirely of teak harvested on-site, this breezy solar-powered home near the beach ticks all the right boxes for a pair of...
Revive Your Mind at This Adults–Only Boutique Hotel in Costa Rica
Modern European design meets traditional Costa Rican craftsmanship in a new four-room boutique hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Who Knew a Relaxing Tropical Retreat Could Be Made of Shipping Containers?
This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...
Decompress at This Boutique Hotel and Yoga Retreat in the Costa Rican Jungle
Studio Saxe has designed a boutique hotel and yoga studio amid the jungle in Nosara, Costa Rica, an area known for the pursuit of...
A Costa Rican Family Stays Connected in Three Shipping Container Homes
These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while staying close to family.
Moveable Walls Amplify Sublime Views For This Costa Rican Home
Surrounded by the jungle and overlooking the ocean, this terrace house features unique foldable walls to foster a stronger...
Slip Away to These Sleek New Villas in a Costa Rican Forest
Nestled between a tropical forest and the Pacific Ocean, Joya Villas is an astounding, modern getaway designed by architect...
This “No Footprint” Prefab Embraces Tropical Modernism and Sustainable Design
A 1,600-square-foot home in Costa Rica takes advantage of passive cooling techniques to tread lightly on the land it sits on.
Budget Breakdown: A Young Couple Turn a Termite-Infested Shack Into a Luxury Home for $46K
Eager to test their design chops, an American couple go to Costa Rica to tackle their first design-build challenge—for under $200...
Coastal Design Meets Sustainability at Upcoast in Costa Mesa
Casa Pájaro de Plata By John Osborne
A gorgeous house in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle.
This Stacked Concrete Home Is Not Your Typical Golf Course Dwelling
Located in the seaside resort of Costa Esmeralda, a captivating concrete home overlooks a golf course in Buenos Aires.
A Concrete Abode Becomes a Surfer's Paradise
Situated steps from the Costa Rican shore, this weekend retreat prioritizes playtime on the coast.
Designer Spotlight: Meg Callahan
We first spotted Providence, Rhode Island–based designer Meg Callahan's work at Matter's Next World exhibition this spring and...
A Rehabbed Stone House in Portugal Sports a New Steel Annex
Architects Filipe Pina and Maria Inês Costa salvage a rustic stone house, adding a corrugated metal annex and streamlining...
Kitchen Connoisseurs, Prepare to Fall in Love With Fisher & Paykel’s New California Showroom
Located in Costa Mesa, California—the creative center of Orange County—the showroom lets designers, architects, and homeowners...
The Lawn Goodbye
We sunbathe, picnic, and play sports on them. Our bare feet seem inexorably drawn to them.
Taking Flight: A Dose of Brazilian Design Lifts the Ceiling Fan to New Heights
Ever in the vanguard of contemporary ceiling fan design, The Modern Fan Company collaborates with Brazilian designer Guto Indio...
Color Me Mad!
Always a sucker for well designed architecture and products, I must admit I go a little mad when color has been introduced to the...