A collaboration between CO-LAB Design Office architects (which reorganized and re-imagined the existing house structure into one coherent layout with fluid access and connection towards the surrounding lush jungle) and designer and stylist Annabell Kutucu (which used organic and locally crafted interior decor elements) created a beautiful, intimately connected with Nature guesthouse in the Mexican resort Tulum.
The house offers free flout of air and blurred borders between inside and outside, huge roof terrace; tranquil rooms furnished inorganic materials and textures, woven elements and shadow-providers- an inspired reminiscent of tropical paradise. The white concrete finish that clads the facade of the house secures clean and luminous expression to the roof terrace space, also gives a sunny touch to the inside premises.
The design team used products by local craftspeople including carpenters, basket weavers, ceramicists La Chicharra and textile label Caravana, alongside whit inspired findings from the antique bazaars. Light textures, hummocks, outside showers and the thick canopy of the surrounding palm trees a real serenity and vacation time vibe.
The color palette is kept a light in the range of bleached natural tonalities, with accents in mild moss green, gray and of course natural wood touches from the beautiful furniture pieces. The white concrete surfaces that form many of the utility structures- from kitchen shelving and bed platforms to rooftop bench and sink, add to the sunny, minimalist and stylish expression of the house decor. Photos: Brechenmacher & Baumann Photography