In the beautiful town of Tulum, Mexico, CO-LAB Design Office has built this summer house with concrete blocks and exterior walls finished with polished white cement. The front façade is textured using form work made from local timber posts, resulting in a beautiful wall with a playful interplay of light and shadow.
Generous openings blur the separation between the rooms and the outside, with several carefully oriented windows that take advantage of the prevailing breeze, keep the house cool all year round and facilitate natural ventilation. Twelve solar panels help provide electricity. Light and airy rooms frame the surrounding vegetation, and moving shadows ornate the walls. The result is a peaceful atmosphere, optimal for relaxing after a day at the beach.
The interior layout distinguishes between social and private areas, with ample open-plan space for lounging, cooking, and gathering at mealtimes. A combination of tall pivoting doors and retractable glass walls allow the public area to flow out into the garden, where a swimming pool surrounded by a terrace awaits. A wooden pergola provides a priceless vantage point to contemplate the scenery on the comfortably furnished roof terrace. Most of the furnishings were designed by CO-LAB and made by local craftsmen.
A midnight summer’s dream….and you canbook it here!