Tribal, Detachable Hotel – Tulum, Mexico
The proposal for Tribal Hotel has been developed through the study of the environment with the idea to avoid mechanical air conditioning and yet maintain optimum conditions of interior comfort.
The shape is not of an arbitrary or reference shape and it avoids any ordinary character. Thanks to this it is possible to work the relation between uses and architecture, time of the day, and climate. This kind of architecture allows the interaction among the guest and their natural and artificial habitat, blurring this differences while enjoying the holiday.
Upon arrival, while walking through a meandering path between the beach and the rain-forest, the guests can watch their room “open” to shelter them. At night they can fold the sail from inside the room to watch the stars. When it’s time for sleep they can unfold the sail or if preferred they will close the roof to warm the interior.
In order to accomplish the requirement of this fast detachable system and its repetitive character, a construction with sailing industry techniques has been used. The composites are developed using the lightest of the materials while maintaining the sustainable nature of the product.
Tribal Hotel proves to be a high-tech, soft-touch project, addressing the reconciliation among modernity, nature and tradition.
Client: Enchanting Group
Location: Mayan Riviera, Tulum, Mexico
Built area: 5.780 sqmt/62.215 sqmt
Project completed: 2008
Status: Executive project