Anne Phillips Architecture

Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Amazonian Rain Forest Eco-Resort

Client: Conservation International

Named for the local harpy eagle, the lodge originally had three family suites that were too dark, hot, and bat-infested for use. The new design takes advantage of the lodge's prime river overlook. Exterior walls were deconstructed to open the building to views and air, while interior walls were added to privatize 10 visitor rooms, each with bathrooms. Vibrantly colored interior walls, inspired by rainforest flora and fauna, individualize the rooms. Hand-crafted wood louvers screen window and door openings from public view while allowing for air circulation in the hot humid climate.