Coco is the result of a challenge to create original and luxurious accommodations in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle using simple solutions and local materials. The challenge was taken up by ARCHWERK.cz and Formafatal .
This project stands out for its experimental design, occupying a place somewhere between architecture, landscaping, and urban design. The main building material used is the local tropical timber, complemented by curtain fabrics and metal elements. Coco is made up of several shelters conceived as tree houses on the hillside of the Art Villas resort.
“The same creative principle has been used by Nature for millions of years,” says Martin Kloda. “Nature inspires us to create environments we love and in which we feel safe. We followed the principles of natural architecture, as formulated by our friend and teacher, architect Martin Rajniš.”
The project comprises five cabins, each levitating a few meters above the ground and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Studio Formafatal connected them by walkways and stairs, made of timber and expanded sheet metal on steel columns. These platforms create places to pause and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
The interiors are essential. The bed, on a raised platform, takes up most of the floor area. The layout of each cabin takes advantage of the timeless views of unspoiled nature. The largest cabin has a kitchen and dining area.
Coco also offers a range of wellness services, including a spa pavilion, a fitness room, and a yoga space, all immersed in the tranquility of nature.
Architect: ARCHWERK.cz [concept and architectural design], Formafatal [interior design, exterior finishing]
Location: Bahia Ballena, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Photography by © BoysPlayNice
courtesy of ARCHWERK.cz, Formafatal
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