Advertisement
Continue to Site »

site_header_zone


 
Trending
Interior Design's 2014 Rising Giants 101-200
A steady recovery from the Great Recession has been tracked ...
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Names Seven Finalists
Seattle Central Library by OMA/LMN. Photo courtesy of the Seattle ...
Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick Support Publicolor
Suzanne Tick. Flooring specialists Tandus Centiva and textile designer Suzanne ...
Thomas O’Brien Partners With Century Furniture
Photography by Jason Penney. If you think “vintage forms translated ...
1950's Throwbacks: 5 Outdoor Furnishings Look to the Past
  Nobody created outdoor living spaces quite like the architects ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
What you think of our new Projects page at interiordesign.net/projects?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    Students, Emerging Architects Build Recycling Center in Costa Rica

    A student from NYIT at work on sLAB initiative's recycling center in Nosara, Costa Rica.

    A student from NYIT at work on sLAB initiative's recycling center in Nosara, Costa Rica.

    Students at NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design are collaborating to build a new recycling center in the coastal tourist town of Nosara, Costa Rica. The effort, which aims to greatly reduce the amount of waste generated into the town's tropical ecosystem, is called sLAB Costa Rica (the acronym refers to student-led architecture build). Designed in collaboration with Nosara Civic Association, the Nosara Waste and Recycling Association, and Sustainable Nosara, the Nosara Recycling Center will collect, compact and sell recyclables.

    A view of the site as of November 2012.

    A view of the site as of November 2012.

    Tobias Holler, AIA LEED AP, an assistant professor of architecture at the NYIT and the principal of HOLLER architecture, presented the project in October at AIA New York's 2012 New Practices New York (NPNY) where his firm Holler Architecture, a NPNY 2012 winner, was recognized as an emerging force in local, innovative design and architecture.

    Supporting the student-led campaign, Axor will host a fundraiser at their New York showroom this evening, Monday, December 10, from 6-8 p.m. “It will be a fun event, it's a great location, and a great group of people - the $5 suggested donation at the door will benefit the project - and the students and I will give a brief presentation about the project,” says Holler.

    A computer rendering of the future center's interior.

    A computer rendering of the future center's interior.

    NYIT students initially hoped to raise $9,000 by December 13 - a goal met on www.kickstarter.com just this past weekend. Now they're aiming for $12,000 by December 13. The funds will help students return to Nosara in 2013 to finish the construction of the center and a documentary by German filmmaker Avana de Vos capturing the building process.

     

    industry_article_detail_central_zone