Client : Private
Location : Uvita (Costa Rica)
Engineer : Arnaud Delugeard
Project Team : Marc Jamier
A specific challenge was posed on this tornado prone coast line of the Caribbean: create separate, tornadoes resistant, bungalow modules for a surfing resort.
A specific shape was designed to not just respond to aesthetic criteria but also to offer geometrical structural stiffness, ease of transportation and modular fabrication.
A primary steel structure allows for a natural & light weight cladding material to be applied over the main frame. Two openings – one large (land side) and smaller (ocean side) naturally climate control the spaces by creating a venturi effect and also by minimizing sunlight reflection intake from the ocean.
Separate storage spaces are provided under the floor accessible from both the front and back. Bungalow modules are mounted on steel pods according to topography.