david guarino builds caban beach house from palettes
david guarino builds caban beach house from palettes david guarino builds caban beach house from palettes
oct 20, 2013

david guarino builds caban beach house from palettes

david guarino builds caban beach house from palettes

all images © david guarino




japan-based designer david guarino of a zillion ideas has realized a caban beach house in the town of hayama on morito beach. conceived for tomorrowland, the waterfront property is built from numerous shipping palettes and regional materials, constructed in collaboration with local artisans. the open air space is a cross between an outdoor lounge and café terrace, that includes a book store, james perse shop, shower and bathroom facilities that are lined with passeig de gràcia tiles.



caban tomorrowland beach house by david guarino
video by a zillion ideas



café counter with a façade composed of planter boxes




in its elevated position above the shore, the getaway offers guests panoramic views of the seaside, while a private set of stairs leads one to the beach. the service counter for the café is an enclosed structure made from pallets whose external walls also function as planter boxes, bringing green life to the patio area–the choice material also being employed in the furniture pieces that decorate the exposed deck.


open every day (if it’s not too windy or rainy), the ‘caban beach house’ completely closes, hiding all doors and windows when not in use.



built-in sit down counter faces the oceanfront



general view of the pallet construction and furniture



the beach house is elevated above the shore



the ‘caban beach house’ offers views of morito beach



the tables and day beds are constructed from pallets






sunsets on the pallet construction



the beach house frames views of the waterfront



  • This caban beach house is built with wooden pallets not palettes. (palettes are what artists use to mix paint on).


    Ken Foster says:
  • Wow Ken, really, that’s what you take from this! A typo? I found the use of “Pallets” pretty amazing! Living walls, furniture, parts of the structure, great to see the re-purpose of throw-away items to build a Really cool home, Kudos! Did I spell that all correctly?

    Thomas says:
  • Hi! I loveee this cabin and the pallet recycling! someone knows how is it built? Im really interested in it’s construction for a project in architecture school and I cant find it anywhere !!

    Sol says:

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