Guests at the hotel are provided with individual pavilion ‘homes’ rather than rooms, located just a few minutes’ walk from the ocean. By breaking up the mass of the traditionally monolithic hotel, the architects were able scatter living spaces amongst the trees and create a sense of privacy while surrounded by the natural world.
Nalu, Nosara, Costa Rica
Architect: Studio Saxe
Design team: Benjamin Garcia Saxe (director), Laura Morelli (coordinator), Alejandro Gonzales and Cesar Coto
Structural engineering: Setela Alfaro
Installations: Dynamo Studio
Contractor: Construction PROS
Area: 620 sqm