"Here in the tropics, shade is the prime air conditioner and, unlike the stove, it can be created everywhere," says Bruno Stagno about architecture for the tropics. In this sense, how has Costa Rica been "building" it's shade over the years?
Along with Costa Rica's many examples of modern concrete architecture, we wanted to highlight 10 examples that showcase the use of wood and metal. These projects offer straightforward climatic solutions such as draining rainwater and walls that permit air flow to create interior ventilation.
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Green life House / Pietro Stagno-Luz Letelier.
Location: Peninsula de Osa
Location: La Vega
Location: Santa Ana
Location: San Rafael
Location: Playa Hermosa
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This article was originally published on January 23, 2020.