CO-LAB design office has completed a private residence in tulum, a town on the caribbean coastline of mexico’s yucatán peninsula. situated a short distance from the beach and the crystalline cenotes, ‘casa aviv’ discretely occupies its jungle plot with a combination of peaceful indoor and outdoor spaces. composed of two parallel volumes, the house accommodates open kitchen dining and living areas, a private pool, four en-suite bedrooms, and a roof terrace that offers panoramic views.

casa aviv CO-LAB
all images by césar béjar

 

 

designed and built by CO-LAB, ‘casa aviv’ is oriented east – west, taking advantage of the prevailing winds and encouraging cross ventilation. north oriented skylights fill the different spaces with indirect natural light, creating soft contrasts of light and shadow throughout. the house is surfaced with handmade finishes. the warm grey polished cement walls contrast with black terrazzo floors, while charred cedar wood carpentry complements the neutral palette.

casa aviv CO-LAB

 

 

on the ground floor, the living/dining room, kitchen, and two of the bedrooms open to the garden. the main bedroom features a private patio with direct access to the pool. the double-height living space extends out into the pool and garden through floor-to-ceiling pivoting glass doors — blending the interior and exterior in one integrated space filled with natural light and garden views.

casa aviv CO-LAB

 

 

meanwhile, the level above contains two bedrooms — connected by a bridge — that frame views of the lush jungle surroundings. the house’s furnishings and light features were custom-designed and fabricated by local artisans in CO-LAB’s workshop. see other projects by the studio on designboom here.

casa aviv CO-LAB

casa aviv CO-LAB

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

casa aviv by CO-LAB discretely occupies its jungle plot in tulum, mexico

 

 

 

project info:

 

title: casa aviv
location: tulum, mexico
size: 335 sqm / 3,606 sqf
completion date: 2021
architecture: CO-LAB design office — website | instagram
joana gomes, joshua beck, alberto avilés, arturo espinosa, lucia altieri, adolfo arriaga, walter santiago, estefania barrera, ivan cisneros, jonatan zendejas, constanza martina, alejandro nieto, alicia nkuli
construction: CO-LAB design office
interiors and landscape: CO-LAB design office
photography: césar béjar — website | instagram