R o o m 2 B o a r d
In collaboration with: Lorenzina Laera
Room2Board is a locally owned boutique hostel and surf school in Costa Rica located on Jaco Beach along the Central Pacific Coast. New construction, utilizing an eco-friendly design, provides adventure travelers, surfers, and backpackers a clean, safe and affordable place to stay.
Room2Board was designed to have the social atmosphere and affordability of a traditional hostel and surf camp along with the amenities and style of a boutique hotel. Immersed in nature, the hotel aims to enhance human interactions with its plan layout, various types of room units, and the many common areas that host major activities.
Designing with Nature
Shapes are designed in correspondence of the surrounding
environment braking the barriers between built environment
One of the tasks was to find modules within the existing structure and create custom designs that would fit the overall design scheme, would be unique, but vary at the
Room2Board is designed based on local needs,
availability of construction materials and most
important is reflecting local traditions enhancing
the hotel experience rendering the stay rooted in
its culture yet modern in concept.