The concept for the bamboo treehouse village at Playa Viva evolved from a unique on line collaboration between client and architect – under normal circumstances Atelier Nomadic develops their concepts following an immersive workshop on site with the client, consultants and stakeholders, during which we draw our inspiration from the natural surroundings and experience and analyze the local environmental conditions. For Playa Viva the Covid travel ban made this impossible.
We adapted our approach to overcome the challenge, and for this project it was the client who provided the required inspiration and site information. He envisioned a concept inspired by a drone video of a squadron of Mobula Rays migrating in the ocean right off shore from the property. The architect collaborated closely with the developer/operators via a series of video conference calls to propose a vision of a village of ray inspired treehouses, to complement the existing treehouse structure.
Surrounded by the panoramic ocean view these treehouses are suspended in mid-air by the oceanfront palm trees that form part of the original regenerative design by Bill Reed and Regenesis Group. The treehouse at the front includes the master bedroom with a hammock net balcony suspended out towards the sea while the annex treehouse at the rear contains the bathroom downstairs and a second bedroom/lounge upstairs, outfitted with daybeds and a desk area.