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Life Tree, Tulum, Mexico by DNA Barcelona Architects

Project name:
Life Tree Tulum, Mexico
Architecture firm:
DNA Barcelona Architects
Tulum, Mexico
Tools used:
Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros 3D, Lumion
Principal architect:
Aryanour Djalali
Design team:
Built area:
4.810,80 m²
Site area:
11.221,40 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
In Progress
Hospitality › Eco Hotel & Resort

DNA Barcelona Architects: Life Tree, Tulum represents an architectural project of 10 apartments and 20 hotel lounges, developed for the Environment of great tourist and landscape value, in a location of natural character in the Yucatan region next to the Atlantic Ocean.

Complex of 10 super villas, surrounded by vegetation and nature and provided with unique sensations throughout the complex, all of them with lock off on the upper floor. The Ground floor is developed for the location of many natural elements and community spaces for relaxation and enjoyment of the nature of the place and offers Natural pools, Gym Club, SPA, Restaurant and Lounge Bar. The arrangement of nest-houses in height, allows maximum visibility to the natural landscape, in a quiet and reserved context.

“The life tree holistic community” bases its design on the communion between the natural environment that we have and a naturally inspired geometry. The set of volumes is arranged in a way that promotes the inclusion of the access spaces in the outdoor space as a whole, allowing the architecture to be understood as something that could coexist with nature.

From the outside, we were looking for a mimetism with the forms of nature, as well as the materials that it shows us, so that everything forms a unitary set, immersed in nature.

The “Tree Life” in Tulum was born from the clients desire to generate a new experience. From a conceptual point of view, in DNA we always aim towards the fusion between art and technology and in this case, we sought the fusion between nature and architecture, which generates the word, as we call it in DNA, “Archi-Nature”.In this way, we take inspiration from the bird's nests, and from them our design process in DNA begins.

This project was more about embracing nature and the jungle in Tulum, rather than the ocean, therefore an iconic project was generated from the desire to create a tree of life, with a center from which everything revolves around, and where ten nests structures appear. the experience is enhanced by wandering through the place through walkways, climbing from a walkway to the top of the trees and then you are in your own nest. In the end, today`s tourism has to be more oriented to nature and how to live those unique experiences, so that you return home nourished by exceptional experiences.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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