Located in the dry rainforest of Costa Rica, Kasiiya Papagayo is an eco-resort in the wilderness with views of the Pacific Ocean. The building was designed by AW2 – an architectural studio from France with a statement of luxury with a small footprint.
In many ways, Kasiiya Papagayo is wild, friendly, yet comfortable, a true resort. “Visitors come to us for a special experience. It is a big challenge to figure out how best to create a space that has a real emotional impact on the occupants without compromising the surrounding geography. How can we immerse ourselves in the wilderness and erase the human presence? Can we have complete access to nature without compromising comfort and luxury?” – Reda Amalou and Stephanie Ledoux, two architects from AW2 share about the design process.