Mangrove Suites

2019

Cartagena, Colombia


 

Inspired by its lush context of mangroves, tropical forests, and serene beauty, Mangrove Suites aims to encompass a modern luxury lifestyle, with state-of-the-art design that carefully inserts itself onto the landscape with absolute minimal effect on the environment. This low-impact intervention sits atop the  tree canopies –elevated from the ground– maximizing views and leaving the natural ecology uninterrupted.

The curvilinear shape of the building is inspired by the snake, a reptile that dominates these ecologies. This form generates program fluency in addition to privacy and a perspective that welcomes and celebrates nature. In the same way, the facade this being the same surface that makes up the roof  of the structure is made of tiles in the form of scales thus replicating the beautiful patterns of reptilian skin.

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