thanks to the tireless efforts of the construction team in Nosara, the Recycling Center building is almost completed, and we think it looks great. At the moment the... Read more
Recycling center at MoMA
It's hard to believe that our little labor-of-love recycling center in the Costa Rican jungle made it all the way into the Museum of Modern Art! Congrats and thanks to... Read more
sLAB Costa Rica @ MoMA
we are happy to let you know that the architectural renderings we created for the Nosara Recycling Center project have been included in a new show at the... Read more
Working in the shade
we have some recent construction photos from last week for your viewing pleasure. The project is getting closer and closer to the finish line. Very exciting. Thank you... Read more
Concrete Floor Pouring
we are happy to announce a big milestone for the project. The crew is almost done pouring the concrete floor!
more photos at www.nosara.hollerarchitecture.com
Roof is up!
Big news this week! The roof for the Nosara Recycling and Education Center is finally up (that means the workers finally have shade!) The roof is a key element of... Read more
Wood truss and steel beam installation
Dear Backers - we've just received pictures from Lucca showing the building's latest progress.
A wooden truss and steel beam have been installed above the center lobby space (the outdoor... Read more
Nosara we are here...again!
Happy New Year Everyone! Today was the first day of the students working again on the construction site in Nosara. Foreman Daniel is very happy to have all the student's... Read more
30 hours to go! Last chance to make a pledge on our new kickstarter campaign!
We are so happy to report that last Sunday we have reached the initial goal of $9000 of our new kickstarter campaign. Many of you, who have previously... Read more
Join us for the sLAB Costa Rica holiday party at Axor NYC 12/10 6-8pm!
As you know, we are kickstarting again for the Nosara Recycling Center project, and it has been an amazing couple of weeks for our project. Support has poured in from... Read more
The first wooden roof trusses installed!
the week before Thanksgiving I was fortunate enough to travel to Nosara for a couple of days, and the timing was perfect. After weeks of preparing the wood,... Read more
We would like to give many thanks to Mr Keith Howie and Ms. Barbabra Zirondos (clients of Lucca's firm Salagnac Arquitectos) for donating 11 big pochote trees, enough for all... Read more
2012 New Practices New York lecture 10/16 - HOLLER architecture
Dear Kickstarter backers,
As part of the 2012 New Practices New York Winner lecture series, Tobias will be giving a talk on Tuesday October 16 from 6-8pm at Axor NYC (29 9th Avenue)... Read more
Our construction site after last week's earthquake
As you probably have heard, last week Costa Rica was hit by a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake (the biggest in Costa Rica in over 20 years), with the epicenter located only 20 miles... Read more
Get 'em while you can! sLAB Costa Rica T-shirt made out of 50% recycled plastic bottles!
After our productive visit this summer in Costa Rica, construction of the Nosara Recycling and Education Center is in full swing, and we have some exciting news for... Read more
El ultimo dia....but we'll be back!
Early September classes start back up at NYIT, and unfortunately this means that this past Monday was the last day for the NYIT team on site. It was a beautiful... Read more
First roof truss!
As our stay in Nosara slowly draws to a close, check out last week's construction highlight: The assembly of our first roof truss, made from pochote wood harvested 10 weeks ago... Read more
First Concrete Pour!
A great day for the Nosara Recycling Center project: First concrete pour! Very proud. Thank you everyone who made it possible to get to this point!
More on the blog:... Read more
Fundraiser event in Nosara
If you are in Nosara, please join us for a fundraiser event and concert this Friday for the Nosara Recycling Center 8pm at Cafe de Paris. NYIT students will be... Read more
Check out our brand new construction blog
Last week Ayana and I arrived in Nosara, just in time to witness (and, of course, film) the first activity on the site. In preparation for next week's... Read more
sLAB Costa Rica's awesome T-shirt designer
As the first group of student is getting ready to leave for Nosara soon, to begin construction in early July, we are also busy working on your kickstarter rewards. As... Read more
If you are in Nosara, please make sure to attend this important presentation and fundraiser event for the Nosara Recycling Center, this coming Saturday June 9th, 4pm at L'Acqua Viva... Read more
Dear Backers, A little while ago our kickstarter campaign ended. Over $21,000 raised, surpassing our initial goal and almost reaching our new goal. Thank you so much, we have really... Read more
3 hours to go...
We handed out a lot of these cards over the past couple of weeks. I am curious to know how many of you pledged as a result of receiving one of... Read more
36 hours and $3,920 to go...
Wow, today the 'remaining time' display on our our kickstarter site changed from days to hours...! 36 hours and $3,920 to go to reach our new goal.It has been an... Read more
One more week to go...
Wow – time flies while we are hard at work on the construction documents and building permit drawings for the Recycling Center. Below are some pictures from our work session at... Read more
We've reached our initial goal, hooray!
Fourteen Days. 131 backers. Over $15k.With your incredible support we've exceeded our minimum goal in less than half the available time. We are truly humbled by your generosity. Thanks to... Read more
Come out and meet us tonight, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway!
Thank you so much for your incredibly generous support so far, it has been an amazing couple of days! If you are in NYC, and if... Read more