CIRENAS is a nature-based educational organisation which brings together local and international students, teachers and researchers in a rural setting close to the beach. VIDA worked closely with the permaculture designers on the layout of the site to resolve the campus food, energy, waste and dwelling needs, and an integrated water management strategy, as well as designing functional common areas and accommodation that drew on local vernacular and simple construction methods.
Hacienda San Isidro
One of VIDA’s earliest projects in Central America involved working with the operations managers of a well-known Panamanian rum distiller to develop a masterplan and external areas design that preserved the rural landscape, improved production, and drew on the industrial beauty of the facility. The material palette for the hardscape and softscape draws on the indigenous and the cultural landscape to instill a sense of timelessness and rural elegance.
English County Estate Masterplan
Far from home in Costa Rica, VIDA was consulted to assist with the planning and project-visioning of a scenic, English, rural property. A mixed-use brief included a brewery, glamping, wellness centre, agriculture, forest canopy walks and events; the masterplan was a result of a VIDA Session.
New Jersey EState Master plan
VIDA worked with the family ownership on the masterplanning of this multi-generational family farm located in New Jersey, USA. The masterplan laid out divisions in ownership between family members, created and proposed improvements for common areas and additional amenities such as an all-season pool house and horse and hiking trails.
Isla PalenqueGulf of Chiriqui, Panama
Beach ResortSanta Teresa, Costa Rica
Tented CampArenal, Costa Rica
Hotel & SpaBagaces, Costa Rica
Homes + RetreatsGuanacaste, Costa Rica
The Drifter HotelNew Orleans, Louisiana
Arenas del MarManuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Kokoro SpringsLake County, California, USA
Ritz Carlton ReserveDorado, Puerto Rico
Harmony Projects & HotelPlaya Guiones, Costa Rica
Lapa Rios EcolodgeOsa Peninsula, Costa Rica