atelier nomadic adds 6 bamboo treehouses to an off-grid resort in mexico

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Beachside tree house by atelier nomads

Sit on a coconut palm tree overlooking the waves, these six bamboo Treehouse The latest accommodation from luxury Playa Viva Eco resort In Jurchuka, Mexico.. The contours of the angular roof of the hut, designed by Rotterdam-based atelier nomads, are inspired by the wing-like fins of the Devil fish.

In addition to being inspired by nature, tree houses are shaped by the design principles of bioclimate. Large eaves provide ample shade from the hot sun, protection from heavy rains, and façade louvers allow for natural ventilation.


Image © Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva (Main Image © AVABLU, Courtesy of Playa Viva)

Each tree house consists of two staggered structures spanning three levels. The rear annex has a bathroom on the first floor and a second bedroom or lounge on the second floor. The master bedroom is housed in a front tree house and boasts a large opening with a bed view of the beach.

The structure is mainly made from local bamboo, one of the fastest growing renewable building materials in the world. Strong Guadua bamboo rods are used for the main and roof structures, section strips are used for the louvers on the façade, and flat bamboo panels are used for the ceiling. Bamboo sticks and dowels from bamboo were used for the walls and facade panels of the annex. The floor is made of locally grown tonka beans grown in a sustainable manner. (See the structure unfolded in the video below).

Atelier nomads add six bamboo wooden homes to Mexico's off-the-grid resort
Image © Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

As part of the spirit of playa viva’s environmentally friendly regeneration, the tree houses are all completely off-the-grid and 100% solar-powered. Playa Viva is also working to support the health and education of the community and to restore and rejuvenate the surrounding land. The resort is a founding member of the Regeneration Travel Organization and has established and supported the La Tortuga Bibatertle Sanctuary.

Architect Atelier Nomads say, “The overall design was intended to be in line with the expected post-covid traveler’s desire to immerse themselves in the natural environment and stay in exciting and healthy accommodation. With months of isolation and After the blockade, guests can now submerge and reconnect with the natural environment. Listen to the sound of the waves, bathe in warm sunset tones, feel the breeze swaying from the palm leaves, and taste the saltiness. Please, remove the mask and stare at the stars while relaxing in the hammock hanging on the beach.

Atelier nomads add six bamboo wooden homes to Mexico's off-the-grid resort
Image © Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

Atelier nomads add six bamboo wooden homes to Mexico's off-the-grid resort
Image © Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

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