Playa Viva is an environmentally conscious boutique resort in Mexico that garnered plenty of attention for its unique bamboo treehouse a few years ago. Over again it is back in the news for new treehouses designed by Atelier Nomadic. The resort has lately welcomed six bamboo treehouses featuring a unique angular shapes, unlike the earlier ones designed by Deture Culsign in a round form factor.
Perched on coconut palms, these treehouses are inspired by the bodies of Mobula Rays. The idea of naturally ventilated buildings suits the nature-friendly theme of the Playa Viva resort. These treehouses also make use of passive building techniques to help in maintaining a pleasant temperature inside.
The treehouses are supported by coconut palms that were transplanted into pre-determined locations. They are mostly built from bamboo, one of the fastest growing renewable building materials in the world. Local Guadua bamboo is used for the main structure, roof structure, façade louvers and ceiling, while Phyllostachis Aurea is used for the wall and façade panels in the annex building. The flooring is made of cumaru timber.
Each structure feature hyperbolic paraboloid roof and a unique façade clad with bamboo louver panels that facilitates cross-ventilation. The prefabricated panels were erected by the enigmatic bamboo Maestro, Jorg Stamm with his team of local craftsmen. The bioclimatic design is well-suited to the coastal environment.
Each treehouse has a king bed, two day beds, and a private bathroom to accommodate a minimum of four persons comfortably. They are designed with a beautiful ocean view, and has a private bathroom.
The treehouse at the front has a master bedroom with a hammock net balcony suspended out toward 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.
These treehouses are a great example of sustainable architecture and you can book the vacation experience at Playa Viva. If willing, you can book one of the treehouses for $330 per night.