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This vacation home, built in 2002, is set on the edge of the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge near the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Set on top of a hill with partial views of the sea, the house is constructed amidst the trees to preserve the jungle that surrounds it. During the day, the house captures sea breezes from the north; at night it is cooled by the mountain breezes from the south. The house is built almost entirely of indigenous wood, with the construction based on the use of heavy native timbers. Using native materials and techniques was decided upon because of the natural beauty of the woods and, more importantly, these materials better endure the severe environmental conditions. Featured in Architectural Digest in August 2002.