Tulum Treehouse

11 / 01 / 2019
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Photography: Claus Brechenmacher & Reiner Baumann
Words: Joana Jervell 
Just a stone’s throw from the beach and surrounded by extensive mangrove swamps, Tulum Treehouse is a notable example of an integrated and sustainable vision of architecture executed by the CO-LAB Design Office studio. We spoke to its founders, the Portuguese Joana Gomes and the American Joshua Beck, to find out more about this idyllic house that pays tribute to the artisanal traditions of the Yucatán region, Mexico.

First of all, how do you describe the philosophy that guides the work of your studio?
Joana Gomes and Joshua Beck: Our work is inspired by the tropical beauty of the Mexican Caribbean – where we currently live – and seeks, through design and architecture, to offer solutions that promote and encourage inter- action between the user, the built environment and the natural surroundings. We embrace sustainable principles and each project attempts to integrate a specific architectural scheme with is context in order to create unique contextualised projects.

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