Tulum Treehouse by CO-LAB Design Office: Extraordinary jungle escape
The Mexican resort of Tulum has started to become really popular for tourists, so also the accommodation options are increasing. Discover Tulum Treehouse, amazing architectural& interior design project by CO-LAB Design Office!
Opening this month, Tulum Treehouse was designed by local firm CO-LAB Design Office as a five-bedroom private guest retreat nestled among the dense mangrove jungle and array of palms.
Let’s first introduce the team that designed this amazing place. CO-LAB was founded by Joshua Beck, who worked alongside architect Rem Koolhaas for five years, and Joana Gomes, who has spent time at studios Fr -ee and MVDRV. Tulum Treehouse is operated by travel and hospitality group Slow, and is part of the Design Hotels collection of properties.
The building is set back from Tulum’s main beach road, where there are placed most of the area’s accommodation, restaurants and shops and sits adjacent to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
The house can be rented as a three-bed retreat, with guests occupying the upper floors only, or a full five-bed home including the lower level.
Outdoor spaces are dispersed across the property, so most rooms have access to balconies or terraces with hammocks and outdoor showers.
CO-LAB worked with designer and stylist Annabell Kutucu on the interiors, which heavily feature products by local craftspeople including carpenters Jorge and Rita, basket weaver Rosalinda, ceramicists La Chicharra and textile label Caravana.
“Light and air flow through tranquil rooms appointed with Oaxacan rugs and bespoke furnishings by Meridian artisans or sourced from Mexico City’s weekend antique market,” said the team.
The large terrace on the roof has a variety of seating options and a 12-person dining table to enjoy the view from. Pergolas topped with rows of sticks offer shade.