The project consists of designing an 18 apartment block for holiday purposes for a developing agency located in Aldea Zamá, in southern Tulum, México. The site is characterized by tropical vegetation and a soft ground, it is located some hundred meters from the main beachfront. The vegetation includes native bushes and tall palm-trees, most of them needing to be preserved. An all-around view of a wild garden-like vegetation can be seen on the main floor, and from the upper levels the tree canopy and ocean views are visible.
The scheme was to place the building-block in the middle of the site in order to achieve the most privacy from neighbors and future constructions and with the idea of generating an exterior private space for each of the apartment units, we arranged a set of six separate one-story apartments on the ground floor, each with private access to its own garden. The other 12 units were arranged into two-story living spaces, private areas on the second and public on the third level. A dialouge from the third to the rooftop provides each of the apartments a private exterior space with the sweeping views of the jungle. The result is a reduced number of square meters in circulation spaces, while retaining the architectural language as result of the scheme.
Leaving nature as the protagonist, the architecture is minimal and neutral, having having only 3 natural materials, wood, washed concrete, and chukum.