Project
TOH

Category 
Best Implemented Project of Residential or Mixed-Use Estate

About the project
The project goes up two levels to house sixteen apartments, all around a vast central patio that houses the common areas of the complex.
The project takes its name from the Toh bird, a species from the Riviera Maya recognized for its vibrant plumage and unique tail. These birds are known to be native to Tulum's «cenotes,» or cavernous sinkholes filled with groundwater. The architects honor the majestic birds, interpreting the occupants of the housing project «as if they were these birds that are found around a core of water.»
Immediately defined by its use of natural materials, the TOH housing project by Grajales Arquitectos is surrounded by a façade of locally sourced vine panels. These textural vine panels can also be found inside the bedrooms of each unit. The team explains: «Just as birds rest in nests, the same will happen to our users.»

Location
TULUM, Mexico

Project implementation year
2023

Applicant
GRAJALES ARQUITECTOS

Author of the project
GRAJALES ARQUITECTOS

Other participants
Comunicación: área colectiva
Photo: Oscar HDZ

Status of the project
Implemented

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