Isla Saboga, Panama

The Isla Palenque Canopy House was designed as a prototype vacation home located within the inland jungle areas of the island, situated between the trees, lightly touching the land, and stretching out to capture the patches of the filtered sunlight and ocean views. The 1,900 s.f. home is designed with 80% open-air living areas. To minimize impact to the adjacent ecosystem the home is elevated above the ground by a pier system. A bridge-arrival connects to the adjacent trail and provides a uniquely celebrated arrival for homeowners and guests. The Canopy House was designed by Brian C. Weber and is currently unbuilt. This project has lead to similar residential designs for other resorts, competitions, and studies.