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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.

Learn more about Playa Paraiso Hotel and its Luxury Cabanas.

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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