Elevated pods product of teak and metal are sprinkled round Costa Rica’s Suitree Expertise Resort, which was designed by native agency Studio Saxe to “coexist and symbiotically work together” with the encircling ecosystem.
The resort is positioned in Sardinal, a district within the northwestern province of Guanacaste – a area identified for its lush jungles, agricultural fields and nature preserves.
On a hilly, 2.6-hectare property, the San José-based agency of Studio Saxe created a collection of “tree-inspired pods” that had been designed to minimise environmental disruption.
Elevated as much as 9 metres off the bottom, the pods have the additional benefit of providing expansive views and an opportunity to really feel immersed within the jungle cover.
“Our design philosophy revolves across the precept of ‘floating structure’, the place buildings don’t disturb the prevailing ecosystem however as an alternative coexist and symbiotically work together with it,” mentioned Studio Saxe.
“We envision structure not as an imposition on the panorama, however fairly as a seamless extension of it.”
The 5 pods include visitor rooms and make up half of the buildings on the Suitree Expertise Resort, all of which had been designed by Studio Saxe.
Extra buildings include reception, a restaurant and a spa. There is also a lookout tower and a ground-level villa with degree entry.
The pods are equivalent and sure components had been prefabricated.
Every measures 108 sq. metres, which features a balcony that surrounds the enclosure. Faceted roofs have rounded edges and deep overhangs.
The crew used metallic and teak wooden to assemble the pods, which sit atop angled metal stilts.
Roofs had been product of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO), and roof eaves had been lined with a cloth known as Caña Brava bamboo. The identical materials was used to clad the undersides of the pods.
“4 sturdy helps lend every pod structural and seismic stability whereas creating the phantasm of an organism gently treading on the panorama,” the crew mentioned.
“The design integrates stability with concord, crafting a sustainable expertise that respects and enhances its surrounding setting.”
In every pod, a central spiral staircase offers entry to the visitor room, the place one finds a king mattress, a pair of dual beds, a toilet and a desk.
The rooms have working water and electrical energy, with piping and wiring hid inside metallic columns.
In keeping with the crew, visitor rooms provide “the entire further comforts of a resort – like wi-fi, tv and an air conditioner – however most individuals don’t even use these, as they simply admire the views”.
The crew added that every pod was designed to reap water, and each tree on-site was preserved in the course of the development course of.
Different treehouse-type initiatives embrace a rounded resort constructing by BIG that’s wrapped in birdhouses, and a pair of elevated, wood buildings by Studio MEMM that should be a “magical area” for each youngsters and adults.
The pictures is by Danta Collective.
Structure: Studio Saxe
Inside design: Nosara Design Pauline Steenkamer Panorama design: Vida Design Studio
Consumer: Suitree Expertise Resort
Collaborators: S3 Ingenieros, Servi CO.CO.