This hotel sits within the treetops and makes the most of a steeply inclined site. Cocoon-shaped structures rest gently in the forest canopy, reminiscent of fruits hanging in a tree or the carefully constructed nests of birds or small animals. These forms allow for humans to inhabit spaces above the ground while also creating an environment that can be shared with the local wildlife. This striking yet subtle geometry offers a sense of enclosure which is wholly unique and respectful of its natural setting.


Project Data

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Date of Completion
In Progress

Project Team

Architecture Team
Studio Saxe
Design Director
Benjamin G. Saxe
Architectural Visualization
Imminent Studio