UHMAY Residence is a habitable sculpture of 3,7502, located in a property of 10 hectares in the middle of the jungle, only 30 minutes away from the iconic town of Tulum, in the Yucatán Peninsula.
The house harmoniously blends in with the environment of AZULIK Uh May, City of arts, while it understands, respects and honors the natural habitat that hosts it. With no straight lines or sharp angles, respectful of the organic shapes of the ground over which it was built, there is real purpose in its design: to force us to be present, paying attention and observing our every step.
The use of concrete was specifically chosen to avoid the introduction of heavy machinery into the jungle, thus preventing the felling of thousands of trees. Moreover, the material gives the space a cozy feeling. The finish, carefully crafted with local materials, makes this a unique space of purely organic forms. Inside the building, there are 250 living trees, 30 of which are inside the master bedroom.
Meticulously conceived with extraordinary and whimsical design, thorough attention to detail, and exceptional amenities for entertainment, this property redefines life in the jungle, promoting a non-invasive dialogue between architecture and its natural surroundings. The residence receives us with a reading and art room, which features the work of international contemporary artists such as Artur Lescher, Margo Trushina, Miriam Cahn, and Guillaume Leblon.
The interior of the property has a master suite, a double suite, and a music room with a baby grand piano, as well as distension spaces with floating nets and hanging woven couches. A staircase climbs up to the rooftop with a walkable nest.
Credits: EMILIANO TUZ, FERNANDO ARTIGAS , IVAN ZUÑIGA, CANO , ISRAEL DORANTES, JORGE BEREA , ROTH, DANIELA SALCEDO, SANTIAGO SANDE