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A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

Mexico Architecture News - Aug 26, 2019 - 06:37   8597 views

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

Roth-Architecture has completed a fashion store that is wrapped by wood material in the interior as part of displayed objects in Tulum, Mexico

The store resembles a real cave with its closed, warm and undulating surfaces. Upon entering, visitors walk in a series of wooden paths forming walls, ceiling or display walls inside. Display shelves, made of local wood, are also used to exhibit the products as well as mini concrete columns.

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

Called Zak Ik Store, the store, encompassing a total 380-square-metre area, is situated at AZULIK Tulum, which combines fashion, design, architecture, jewelry, and art, within a space full of contrasts, textures, sensations and routes that invites you to discover the collections of the store.

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

The design respects the existing trees, adapting the construction to the natural configuration of the ground inviting you to walk barefoot through the polished concrete finish, with footpaths and ramps over water mirrors, tunnels of natural leaves, spaces with nets and interior vegetation.

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

The structure built with wood from the Yucatan Peninsula, such as jiles and bejuco, placed by Mayan artisans, evokes the surrounding jungle where the boutique is located. 

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

"These processes recover local materials and techniques, discovering the potentialities of the natural, cultural and human capital of the region; guided by a firm commitment to sustainability and the hierarchy of native knowledge," said Roth-Architecture.

"The respect for nature is the principal ideal of the design proposal, nature has been here before mankind and will be after. The premise of preserving all the trees within the space gave us the opportunity to build around nature, respecting it and learning from it."

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

The warmth and texture of the material bring the jungle as a physical part of the project, in different scale approaches, details, cover layer and structure that involves the inner space.

The concrete follows the natural shape of the ground below and flows throughout the space becoming furniture which is not straight and loses weight as it moves between the void of the trees.

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

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A wooden jungle wraps the interior of a fashion store in Tulum designed by Roth-Architecture

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