amaZulu, Inc. has had the privilege of working with many properties across the globe to transform their resorts into tropical havens. Normally, the backdrop is a pristine beautiful blue ocean. Recently, we worked with Tiki King to create a resort-style pool area that was not on a beach. The goal was to transport you to an island once you set foot in the pool area. See how we helped create a resort-style pool by using beautiful natural and synthetic products including our three favorite products: bamboo, eucalyptus and thatch.
Scope of Project:
After reviewing the designs of the resort-style pool area, understanding the client’s final vision, Tiki King and amaZulu set a plan in motion to achieve results.
In order to accomplish the look, the client was looking for, it was important to complete one component at a time on each side with multiple wraps so the structure would look uniform. In wrapping the rope around one joint at a time on each side with multiple wraps we achieved the finished look.
The client loved the neat layering of rope as well as adding this tropical element.
This challenge occurs with most jobs requiring bamboo poles. Bamboo poles are not exactly a uniform size, so when the client is looking for uniform bamboo poles, careful selection is always a factor. Each pole is measured in diameter to make sure we meet all specifications.
The goal was to line up above each of the lower horizontal beams.
The second challenge was to design a pattern of roping that was simple but did not distract from the beautiful natural bamboo poles.
Originally, the architect had the rope design in one piece, but we knew that if we did it in one piece the rope would overlap several times and would look lopsided due to the overlapping. The solution was to create the boxed IXI with old techniques used for hundreds of years of thatching structures. Each part of the IXI was a separate piece of rope that was melted together and hidden on the top of the structure away from any viewing angle.
The customer truly loved this tropical shade structure with the island theme in their resort-style pool area.
If you’re looking to bring the tropical flair to our resort pool, give us a call. We can help you with the planning, sourcing and even implementation.
Contact our office at 877-243-5309 for a consultation.
“I just wanted to say thanks for the outstanding customer service and products we received from amaZulu. Our “tiki bar” turned out beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without your help!”
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