The Hummingbird

The hummingbird apartment is a project we completed in late 2017 for a client in Panama. It overlooks Plaza de la Independencia in Casco Viejo and counts with some incredible views.

We had a brief to redesign this apartment with elements from the natural wonders found in the region and hand crafted items from local artisans.

We designed the kitchen in conjunction with Madeira. All the wood used is salvaged from collapsed buildings in the old town. The floors are either wood or hand painted tiles from Nicaragua, and the walls are adorned with art by local artists depicting lush tropical landscapes and bird species of Panama. We restored the old stone walls to show off the beauty of the stone work and lit the apartment with indirect niche lighting or spot rails. The result is a contemporary yet raw and natural feel.