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Elefante Volador

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BEMaa, Alberto Mazza
location Tulum
function private house
contributed by PaoloMazzoleni

The guideline for this project was to integrate ecological principles, as required from the reserve, with traditional construction principles used originally by the Mayan population. The house develops around three main areas: a first dedicated to the owner, totally self-sufficient, with kitchen, main room, room and bathroom. The second with 2 guest rooms and bathroom. The third is a Palapa, a typical Mayan open structure. The orientation of the building follows the North -South axe with a 22 degree rotation as per every traditional Mayan house. The rooftop houses an open tub and a relaxation area. Energy is supplied by photovoltaic and eolic system while waste waters are filtered and recuperated for gardening purposes.

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Elefante Volador
Punta Yum Yum 19
Project is not public!
How to get there? The house is located 45 minutes drive from Tulum Pueblo. As you enter the Pueblo turn right towards Boca Paila, then make a left and follow indications for Sian Ka’an Once you reach the reserve's entryway 'arch' just ask for Punta Yum Yum lot # 19. The name of the house is: Casa Elefante Volador. You’ll be allowed through the gate toll free. The beaten earth road can sometimes be uneven, depending on the rains, conditions and arrival times: a jeep is strongly recommended.
Completion 2004
Floor area/size 100 m2
Main designer, ArchitectBEMaa
ArchitectAlberto Mazza
Client Elefante Volador
Project ID 2012
Latitude/Longitude 19°58'49N 87°28'06W
Contributed by PaoloMazzoleni
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