Kasiiya is built on timber platforms from natural materials, it leaves no scar on its landscape. From the very beginning, the conservation of the tropical forest has been paramount. The intention of architecture and design studio AW2 was not to have minimal impact on the environment, but zero.
This project in Costa Rica has propelled architecture and the boutique hotel experience into a new dimension, or one might say, a new ecology. Architecture and nature can live in symbiosis rather than in opposition, without one trying to gain ground over the other. Kasiiya is the application of this concept. The project was completed without cutting down a single tree and without the use of concrete.