Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva

Atelier Nomadic

CATEGORY
Hotels, Cabins & Lodges, Sustainability

LOCATION
El Calvario, Mexico

AREA
448 m²

YEAR
2021

MANUFACTURERS
Autodesk, Lumion, Rhinoceros

LEAD ARCHITECT
Olav Bruin

ARCHITECT
Luca Fiammetta

ARCHITECT
Maddalena Losindaco

Atelier Nomadic, the design studio at Nomadic Resorts, has designed a series of bamboo treehouses at Playa Viva, an environmentally conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
© Playa Viva
Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
© Playa Viva

The positive impact is integral to the Playa Viva experience, which is run entirely off-grid and generates 100% of its energy from solar power.

The resort is the founding member of the Regenerative Travel organization and founded and supports the La Tortuga Viva turtle sanctuary.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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The resort's latest extension includes 6 bamboo treehouses inspired by the flattened, prismatic bodies of the Mobula Rays that migrate past the property's shore. Scattered along the Mexican coastline.

The treehouses are perched on coconut palms overlooking the surf. Each treehouse is composed of a master bedroom at the front and an annex treehouse at the rear that contains the bathroom downstairs and a second bedroom/lounge upstairs.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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The resort works extensively with the local community to support health and education and works year-round to restore and revitalize the surrounding land.

The treehouses are developed using bioclimatic design principles to suit the natural environment: the large eaves of the roof act like a big umbrella, providing shade for the strong heat of the sun and protection from heavy rains. The façade louvers allow for natural cross ventilation.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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The structures are mostly built from local bamboo, one of the fastest-growing renewable building materials in the world, and showcase the wide variety in which this versatile material can be used.

Strong Guadua bamboo poles were used for the main structure and roof structure, section strips were used in the façade louvers, and flattened bamboo panels form the ceiling.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo poles and dowels were used for the wall and façade panels in the annex building. Flooring is made of sustainably grown local Cumaru timber.

The holistic design was intended to align with the expected post-COVID travelers’ desire to stay in exciting, healthy accommodation, immersed in the natural environment.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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After months of isolation and lockdowns, here, guests can be submerged and re-connect with the natural environment: listen to the sound of the waves, bath in the warm sunset tones, feel the breeze sway through the palm leaves, and taste the salt air, unmaske. As they lounge on the hammock suspended over the beach, staring at the stars.

Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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Bamboo Treehouses at Playa Viva
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