Archinect has designed Laterns Sea Village, a set of tetrahedral buildings for surfers in Tarifa. This architecture features light tetrahedron structures that hover over the sea, suspended in just one point. It’s a perfect place to house suffers who enjoy the beach without interfering on a beautiful landscape of Tarifa. These 100 tetrahedron architectures line up linearly on the sea, rotating their disposal in the form of semi square to promote life of the surfers.
Each unit is constructed from bamboo where main and secondary structures are dominated by triangular geometry. The structure is grouped by 3, giving more balance due to mutual connections by the joints on top of them. The modularity of this architecture allows the village to be expanded when needed, the structure can be disassembled without leaving any trace while all materials can be recycled when needed. Besides Bamboo, this structure also use recycled wood as the floor, the sunshades are made of recycling old surfboards, cutted and glued together.
There are 2 levels of area inside this building, the bottom level, 4 meters above sea level, is the area where you can find walkways and stairs. The top area is around 30square meters where you can find kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom.
Designer : Archinect