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Architecture and Urbanism
25 February, 2010

Construction Underway

Construction on the Phase Zero site (our first seven houses plus restaurant and a beach/bike rental building) has been getting underway the last few days.   Here are a couple of photos!   The first is looking across the building site with Punta Guachipelines in the distance and second shows the bodega (materials storage)…
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Naturally Speaking
22 February, 2010

No Hurricanes in Costa Rica

I believe it is a fact that no storm with hurricane force winds has ever hit Costa Rica.   Basically the country is at too low a latitude for the coriolis effect to kick in and give storms the rotational punch they need to become hurricanes.   Google comes up with three hurricanes that…
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Architecture and Urbanism
17 February, 2010

Color painting of Phase Zero

Some more great images are coming in.   This one is looking along the waterfront, featuring (from left to right) houses 5, 4,3, and 2.   In a year... we'll see how it looks in real life!
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Life in TownNeighborsNews
12 February, 2010

Blue Zones

The Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica - Las Catalinas is sort of on the northern edge of it - is one of four places in the world where researchers have found an unusually large number of people living to 100 or more, and with amazing vitality.   Here is a really touching video about…
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Architecture and Urbanism
12 February, 2010

Peek of new rendering

Here is a peek of one of our new renderings that is coming.   Should have colored version in a couple of days.   Click on it to see whole thing.   Some details that will only be in color aren't there yet - like tree foliage.
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NeighborsNews
8 February, 2010

New President for Costa Rica

In yesterday's election Costa Rica elected its first woman president, Laura Chinchilla.   She served as the Vice President in the current administration of Oscar Arias before resigning last year to campaign for the presidency. Election day was a festive one in Costa Rica; a day when the Ticos showed great pride and respect…
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Life in TownNaturally Speaking
5 February, 2010

A Great Day to be in Costa Rica

Here in Atlanta: 37 degrees and a cold steady rain for the last two days... In Las Catalinas it is, as Bob Davey puts it, "85 and 85". 85 degree air and 85 degree water. It is another great day to be in Costa Rica...
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