Anne Phillips Architecture

Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Amazonian Rain Forest Eco-Resort

Client: Conservation International

The forest bungalow prototype was developed as a luxurious overnight accommodation for the intrepid nature lover. The simple open walled platform structure is a cozy observation deck nestled in and amongst the rich sights and sounds of the jungle undergrowth. The basket like roof, woven out of rainforest palm fronds, is an indigenous building technique of the Amerindians. A spiraling wall of river rocks, gathered from the park, provides privacy for the toilet and shower. Locally harvested brownheart tree trunks stand as columns melding the bungalow to the surrounding forest as if it grew up from the site.