Travel · May 5, 2022 0


A Collection Of Bamboo Treehouses Was Designed For This Holiday Resort

A modern bamboo treehouse inspired by the Mobula Rays that migrate past the properties shore.


Photography by Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

and landscape studio Atelier Nomadic has recently completed a series of bamboo treehouses at Playa Viva, located along the Mexican coastline.

Nomadic Resorts, of which Atelier Nomadic is the dedicated design studio, extended their offerings by creating six bamboo treehouses inspired by the flattened, prismatic bodies of the Mobula Rays that migrate past the properties shore.


A collection of bamboo treehouses inspired by the flattened, prismatic bodies of the Mobula Rays that migrate past the properties shore.

Photography courtesy of Playa Viva

The treehouses are perched above the ground surrounded by coconut palms, and overlooking the beach and surf. Each of the treehouses has large roof eaves that act like a big umbrella, providing shade for the strong heat of the sun and protection from heavy rains, while the facade louvers allow for natural cross ventilation.

These modern bamboo  treehouses have large roof eaves that act like a big umbrella, providing shade for the strong heat of the sun and protection from heavy rains, while the facade louvers allow for natural cross ventilation.

Photography by Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

Strong Guadua bamboo poles were used for the main structure and roof structure, while the section strips used in the facade louvers and flattened bamboo panels form the ceiling. Phyllostachys Aurea bamboo poles and dowels were used for the wall and facade panels in the annex building, and the flooring is made of sustainably grown local Cumaru timber.


Modern bamboo treehouses inspired by Mobula Rays.

Photography by Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

Each treehouse has been designed with a primary bedroom at the front and an annex treehouse at the rear that contains the bathroom downstairs and a second bedroom/lounge upstairs.

A modern bamboo treehouse with a bedroom, bathroom, and lounge.

Photography by AVABLU, Courtesy of Playa Viva

At night, the lighting creates a warm glow, highlighting the bamboo structure.


At night, the lighting within these treehouses creates a warm glow, highlighting the bamboo structure.

Photography by AVABLU, Courtesy of Playa Viva

The bamboo structure of these tree houses are highlighted at night by the warm glow of the lighting.

Photography by Kevin Steele, Courtesy of Playa Viva

You can watch the following videos to learn more about the design and construction.

Architect: Atelier Nomadic (design studio at Nomadic Resorts) www.ateliernomadic.com Design team: Olav Bruin, with Louis Thompson, Luca Fiammetta, Maddalena Losindaco | Bamboo design and construction consultant: Jorg Stamm | Site architect: Roger Martinez | Landscape regeneration design: Bill Reed and Regenesis Group |