residential complex in mexico colored pink to contrast its lush green surroundings
 

residential complex in mexico colored pink to contrast its lush green surroundings

located in tulum, a town on the caribbean coastline of mexico’s yucatán peninsula, this medium density apartment complex has been designed to foster a sense of community among residents. completed by reyes ríos + larraín arquitectos and gabriel konzevik, the project includes 38 apartments — either two- or three-bedroom units — as well as a variety of meeting places for impromptu interaction.

residential complex mexico
all images by edmund sumner

 

 

set on a rectangular plot, the project — named ‘mi querido tulum’ — comprises two four-storey blocks that run across the plot from east to west. a third three-story building encloses the eastern edge of the site. finally, a single storey block houses the site’s services, while ensuring that sunlight is able to enter into the heart of the project — an expansive patio with a swimming pool and areas for relaxation.

residential complex mexico

 

 

‘it is important to point out that at the street level, this wide longitudinal space is completely free for pedestrian traffic, thanks to the addition of two bridges that join the long blocks and at the same time make circulations more efficient by eliminating flights of stairs at the access level,’ explains reyes ríos + larraín arquitectos, who sought to preserve and relocate as much of the existing flora as possible.

residential complex mexico

 

 

the architects also wanted to construct a building that referenced the region’s vernacular architecture. consequently, the palette of materials used is minimal. for the walls and exterior façade, cement stucco with integrated red pigment was selected to contrast the site’s lush greenery. bamboo has been used for guardrails and privacy screens, while limestone is found in the floors and bathrooms. wood, resistant to moisture and insects, has also been used throughout the scheme.

residential complex mexico

residential complex mexico

residential complex mexico

residential complex mexico

residential complex mexico

residential complex in mexico colored pink to contrast its lush green surroundings

 

 

project info:

 

name: mi querido tulum
function: multifamily housing
dates: 2014-2018
location: tulum, quintana roo, mexico
architecture: reyes ríos + larraín arquitectos and gabriel konzevik
design team: salvador reyes ríos, josefina larraín lagos, gabriel konzevik cabib, carlos fleischer cervantes
construction: grupo SIMCA, eloy caceres wejebe, luis montalvo millet
construction resident engineer: esteban guarito SIMCA
structural analysis: ing. morton coral, ing. gabriel vargas

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    503,281 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine