Studio Saxe transforms Costa Rican lodge into The Gilded Iguana surf resort

Costa Rican architecture firm Studio Saxe has expanded an existing residence with hotel rooms and a pool to create a new resort in the beach town of Nosara. The lush property, now known as The Gilded Iguana, began with a single house built in 1988. San Jose-based Studio Saxe added a new 30-room hotel building, along with

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Staggered pavilions form holiday resort on lush hill in Costa Rican surf town

Architecture firm Studio Saxe has stepped a series of pavilion-like guest rooms down a slope facing the Pacific Ocean, creating a hotel in a Costa Rican beach town. Mint Santa Teresa is located in Santa Teresa – a small coastal town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province that is a popular spot for surfers and yoga retreats. The hotel’s Swedish

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Studio Saxe creates contemporary villa in Costa Rican rainforest

San Jose-based architecture firm Studio Saxe has built a house in Costa Rica with an indoor-outdoor great room and cantilevered porches upstairs that overlook dense tropical foliage. Located in the town of Santa Teresa, Joya Villa measures 10,300 square feet (960 square metres) across two storeys, with a white lower level and timber details above. Black

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