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ART VILLAS COSTA RICA | COCO
• FIRM: ARCHWERK.CZ FORMAFATAL
• TYPE: HOSPITALITY + SPORT › HOTEL
• YEAR: 2020
• SIZE: 3000 SQFT - 5000 SQFT
LOCATION: Art Villas resort
Above Hermosa Beach, near the Costa Rican town Uvita
on a steep 2.5-hectare tropical jungle slope
sustainable and modern tropical architecture.
visitors merge with the surrounding nature
clear their mind and
experience luxury and
Costa Rican jungle
hillside of the Art Villas resort
Freshly established garden without fully grown trees
Fall overlooking valley
Local tropical wood
Created nest of several shelters
(creates form and atmosphere itself without any added decorative)
Flexibility in size, shape, composition
(inspired by nature)
Rain only falls six months of the year in late afternoon cascades
when a storm hits, it’s a dramatic and unforgettable experience.
Transparent and white shutters protect the interior from rain and
wind while allowing daylight to penetrate.
Wedges of light and shadow filter through the big mosquito net
that offers protection from wild jungle critters.
CoCo Villas boasts a unique shape
construction with wood, metal, and a special seven-layer sail
that we welded on the spot.
Each pod is deeply entrenched in the jungle
offers an experience reserved for the brave.
Set of 5 small building
A few meter above the sloping terrain
Absorbed by lush green vegetation
Connected the individual building by footbridges and steps
Made up of wood, expanded metal, which are mounted on steel columns
Platform serves a stopping point for views of countryside
Can even jump on the trampoline on one of the landing
footbridges and landings have minimalist shape
intentionally designed them in clean lines (which are typical for other
buildings in the resort)
The main terraces in the two height levels are based on the form of the
Coco houses themselves (the shapes are soft and organic)
terraces are set very close to the jungle (offer views of the Pacific Ocean)
Back of the beds
from the welded
The focal point of
bedroom is a bed
that sits on a raised
part of the floor.
layout in each
cabin is designed
advantage of the
toucans can be
seen directly from
In the largest Coco there is a shared kitchen with
The red cabinet wall in the color of “mamón chinos
contains 2 refrigerators, 2 freezers and food cabinets.
The dining table is a visual continuation of the island, as
if it just tore off. (This longitudinal axis is the intention
and aims at a view of the Pacific Ocean)
The rest of the interior of the Coco kitchen is equipped
with wicker furniture and lighting of local production.
Comfort and self-enhancing
activities abound from:
i. expert cuisine
v. access to the spa pavilion
vi. professional fitness room.
A large trampoline and playroom
keep children active, engaged, and
Here you can indulge in life’s
pleasures with playfulness and
curiosity, in solidarity with nature.
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