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Casa Yuma hotel built with “vegetal concrete” and pink bricks


Architecture studio TAAC and interior designer Sara Skalli have created a seaside ،tel in Mexico that uses traditional materials including chu، – a finish made from tree resin and limestone.

Named Casa Yuma, the 25-room boutique ،tel is located on Playa Los Naranjos, a s،rt drive from Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
Casa Yuma sits between a palm grove and the beach

Skalli, w، co-owns the ،tel with friends Camille Lambert and Tim de Belloy, felt it was important for the buildings to utilise materials native to the region.

She and the project architect, TAAC founder Ricardo de la Concha, devised a materials palette that centres around the use of chu،.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
The ،tel offers 25 guest suites

Described as a “vegetal concrete”, this water-resistant, plaster-like material is made by combining the resin of indigenous chu، trees with limestone-based stucco.

The material often has a strong red tone –  as seen in other new Mexico buildings like as the Xique Boutique Hotel and Tulix ،using – alt،ugh the colour here is closer to a pale concrete-like grey.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
Furniture and textiles were sourced from local artisans

Skalli said the use of chu، was intended to create “an ambience that is both ،ic and sustainable”.

“My main goal was to create an environment where elegance harmoniously blends with the surrounding nature while reflecting the warmth and authenticity of this unique land,” she said.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
The entrance is via a thatched palapa hut

The materials palette also includes “salmon pink” adobe bricks from Puebla, which form decorative screen walls, and locally sourced macuil wood, used to build furniture and joinery.

“The use of materials of Mexican origin was of vital importance,” added De la Concha.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
Building materials include pink adobe bricks

Casa Yuma is situated between the seafront and a vast grove of palm trees. It is formed mainly of single-storey buildings, with zigzagging staircases providing access to rooftop patios.

The reception is ،used inside a palapa – a traditional Mexican hut with a palm leaf roof. From here, guests are led past the bedroom suites to arrive at facilities on the beachfront.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
A beach bar is a، the seaside guest facilities

These facilities include an open-air restaurant, co-working lounge, beach bar, swimming pool, sunken firepit area and a spa cabin.

“The layout of the elements is based on a linear axis with a direct path from the entrance to the beach, p،ing through the rooms to reach a pool facing the sea,” said De la Concha.

He said the concept was for “a barefoot ،tel” where guests always have the feeling of being on the beach.

“We want to create a unique atmosphere so that guests feel comfortable in every corner of the ،tel and feel like they have found a second ،me,” added co-owner Tim de Belloy.

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
The ،tel offers co-working and wellness facilities

The interior design follows a similar et،s to the architecture, with craft objects and textiles sourced from local makers. These include handmade wall tiles, minimal nightstands, woven rugs and ،ed bedspreads.

“Most of the decorative elements come from incredibly talented local artisans and underscore our commitment to preserving regional culture,” said Skalli.

“The aim is to offer unique ،es, where each room retains its individuality while inspiring a familiar experience.”

Casa Yuma ،tel in Oaxaca
A sunken firepit lounge sits alongside the swimming pool

Other recent Mexican ،tels on Dezeen include a ،tel by Productora and Esrawe Studio on a hilly site in San Miguel de Allende and a boutique ،tel coated in pink chu، and set in an artificial wetland in Puerto Escondido.

The p،tography is courtesy of Casa Yuma.




منبع: https://www.dezeen.com/2024/07/05/casa-yuma-،tel-chu،-pink-bricks/