Tulum Apartments

LOCATION: Tulum, Quintana Roo MX.

YEAR: 2017


TEAM: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Andrés Domínguez, César Pérez, Adan García, Frida Mouchlian, Sergio Delgado, Juan Pablo Uribe

The project consist on designing an apartment block for holiday purposes for a developing agency, located in an area called Aldea Zamá, south of the town of Tulum in the southern point of Mexico.

The site consists of tropical vegetation and soft ground, some hundred meters from the main beachfront. All the vegetation include native bushes and tall palmtrees, most of them to be preserved.

The scheme was to place the building block in the middle of the site, in order to achieve more provacy from the neighboring road and future constructions, as well of enjoying a 360 wild garden-like vegetation  on the floor plant and all the view to the tree tops and the sea on the upper levels.

The building consists of 6 typologies of apartment units, 3 of them with two storeys that conclude on the rooftop area organized in 3 levels due to comercial requirements by the client.

The architectural language is mostly open to all sides because of the enclosing vegetation and tropical weather. The most enclosed spaces are given by the staircases, service units and bathrooms. The remaining space is semi-open with wooden louvers on the facades to protect the rooms from rain and strong winds.