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Whimsical living architecture reminiscent of the Mexican jungle

Stepping into Azulik U Mei, which features winding paths, vine cascades and asymmetrical designs, makes you feel like you're stepping into another world. Become. But what is important is that Eduardo Neira feels more connected to us.

Nature is more than just a muse for self-taught architects. The architect is called by the name Ross. "Nature is my school," he said. "There are no square angles or square planets in nature. But in life, we live in square places, transport in square places, and work in square places. Therefore, our hearts are It will be a square. "

Correspondent Manuel Boyorquez asked," Do you think we are too far from the shape of nature? "

"Yes, it's very far."

The tree is An integral part of the design of Azulik Uh May, an artist community, gallery and home in the jungle near Tulum, Mexico. CBS News

So when Ross decided to build a community of artists, galleries and homes in the jungle near Tulum, Mexico. He sought help Among those who knew the land best: the indigenous Mayas.

Without blueprints, the design grew organically. "We use ancestral techniques to make everything handmade," he said. "I couldn't bring a heavy machine." In fact, wood is an important element of design. Buildings were built around them. "There are 200 trees living in this house," he said.

When Azulik Wu Mei was built in the jungle of Mexico, no trees were cut down. Instead, they were organically incorporated into the design.  CBS News

"So there are no blueprints or heavy equipment. Are you in the jungle or the stream of trees?" Boyorquez asks. rice field. "Did you really cut a single tree?"

"No, I don't cut."

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Many tunnels and sidewalks arebejuco, sustainable vines that grow on trees.

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Although the art community is Ross's latest project , His original masterpiece is about 18 miles away on the beach in Tulum. Here, over the last decade, the little cabana he built has grown into one of the region's most popular resorts, Azulik. The name is a combination of the Spanish words for blue and the Mayan for wind.

Azrik Resort in Tulum, Mexico. CBS News

"Everything was improvised," Ross said. "That's a very strange reason because the hotel has evolved like nature."

The rope suspension bridge is at Azurik Resort Connect the components. CBS News

Bridges connect nest-like perches, guests give priority to sea breeze and throw away phones and air conditioners Is recommended. Tourists gather just by taking pictures. Returning to the

arts community, Ross' goal is to attract and nurture his talents, from potters to locals like Luis Carmal who know this form of macrame.

Boyorquez said, "When you walk around, you're climbing a tree and crossing a drawbridge and people are laughing, I feel like a kid again. It puts you back in something. "Much ... very ... playful."

Ross said, "Everything is playful in nature. Every bird is singing. Everyone is celebrating. We are this happy, natural. We must regain the celebration. "

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More information:

  • Azulik, Tulum, Mexico
  • Azulik uy May
  • Roth Architecture

A story created by Mark Hooper. Editor: Joseph Flandino. 

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