SUNSET BAR - PLAYA PARAISO HOTEL
Located atop a spectacular rock outcropping high above the beach at Playa Paraiso Hotel, with panoramic views of the south-western coast of Nicaragua, the Sunset Bar is the ultimate location to take in a Nicaraguan sunset.
We designed steep plinths at the cliff’s edge to support the structure’s ground planes. A folded roof plane cantilevers dramatically over the edge of the plinths, connecting to the structure at two points. The soaring roof plane cantilevers far and wide, creating a dramatic canopy from sun and rain, seen from the beach below.
Built with materials found on-site, the ground planes were created from local lava stone to make them feel like a modified version of the surrounding natural elements.
Project Type Hospitality / Location Nicaragua / Project Size 955 SQ FT + 950 SQ FT Terraced Hardscape / Completion Date Ongoing / Services Architecture, Early-Phase Strategy, Planning, Programming / Architect Dan Weber / Project Manager Geoff April / Design Team Geoff April, Justin Harmon, Giberto Villalobos / Renderings & Drawings Anacapa