UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores

PPAA completes UAVI pavilion in Litibu, mexico

 

Mexico-based studio Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA) reveals its latest architectural work, the ephemeral UAVI Pavilion, gracefully rising above the sandy landscape of Litibu in Punta Mita, Nayarit. Standing before the beach, UAVI invites visitors to ‘imagine what it would be like to live in a coastal environment’, shares PPAA. Design-wise, the architects conceived the pavilion as a lightweight wooden volume set on stilts and framing scenic vistas of the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Ultimately, the studio’s careful intervention, captured by architectural photographer Rafael Gamo, appears to be perfectly tailored to the site.  

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
all images © Rafael Gamo

 

 

wood-clad haven organized around a central courtyard

 

By using a series of wooden slats in its modulation, the UAVI Pavilion by PPAA (see more here) creates a captivating interplay of light and shadow that envelops those who explore it. At the center of the structure, an intimate and daylit courtyard invites visitors to rest, gather, and absorb Mexico’s expansive coastal charm in which UAVI effortlessly settles. ‘This central courtyard, in essence, blurs the boundaries between nature and the built structure. Beach elements like the sea breeze and the sand harmoniously infiltrate this courtyard, creating a unique and immersive experience,’ concludes the architectural team. 

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
UAVI Pavilion by PPAA completes in Mexico

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
the project borders the sandy shores of Litibu in Punta Mita, Nayarit

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
a lightweight wooden volume set on stilts

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
a central courtyard invites calm, rest, and further exploration

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UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
an elevated path framing scenic vistas of the Pacific Ocean

UAVI pavilion by PPAA is an ephemeral wooden haven rising above mexico's sandy shores
PPAA clad the UAVI Pavilion in wooden slats to create a porous, light-and-shadow aesthetic

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UAVI Pavilion set on stilts
UAVI Pavilion set on stilts
using a series of wooden slats in the pavilion's modulation
using a series of wooden slats in the pavilion's modulation
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view toward the gathering space
view toward the gathering space
immersing visitors in the coastal environment
immersing visitors in the coastal environment
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project info:

 

name: UAVI Pavilion 

location: Litibu, Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

architecture: PPAA@perez_palacios_aa

team: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Emilio Calvo, Miguel Vargas,
Marcelino Pacheco, Christian Aparicio, Michael Luna

photographer: Rafael Gamo @rafaelgamo

completion year: 2023

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