Nalu is a boutique hotel and yoga studio set in tropical landscape of Nosara, Costa Rica that designed by Studio Saxe.

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Architect: Studio Saxe
Location: Nosara, Costa Rica
Year: 2017
Area: 620 sqm

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

From the architects: The project is another in a long line of sustainable buildings from the practice that blend contemporary design with local craftsmanship, embracing the natural environment that surrounds and frames the architecture.

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Nosara has become a destination for visitors from around the world for health, wellness and surfing and so the owners of Hotel Nalu-Nosara, Domel and Mariya Libid, wanted a design that reflects the attitude of their guests. The yoga studio, which has also become incredibly popular as a multipurpose gym space, is enveloped by lush vegetation on all sides and therefore becomes a jungle retreat for exercise and relaxation.

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Guests at the hotel are provided with individual pavilion ‘homes’ rather than rooms, located just a few minutes walk from the ocean. By breaking up the mass of the traditionally monolithic hotel, the architects were able scatter living spaces amongst the trees and create a sense of privacy while surrounded by the natural world. Each pavilion has been carefully positioned following meticulous research into wind and sun patterns, while ensuring they are all provided with an individual view out to the landscape. Overlapping timber roofs project out over each pavilion providing shade from the intense equatorial sun. These roofs are made of recycled Teak planks, creating uneven patterns that further emphasise this tension between local craftsmanship and modern design. Rooms are connected via corridors that filter dappled sunlight down from the pergola roofs above and frame more views out the lush surroundings.

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe said: “Our project at Nalu represents the power of simple, low-key, modern tropical architecture. It has quickly become a town favourite, which shows that there is a real desire to occupy spaces that bring people closer to nature, while addressing the needs of contemporary life.

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

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Boutique hotel and yoga studio in Costa Rica by Studio Saxe

Nalu is a boutique hotel and yoga studio set in tropical landscape of Nosara, Costa Rica that designed by Studio Saxe

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