[Grajales arquitectos - TOH  - COVER IMG] photo Oscar Hernandez

TOH

Firm LocationTulum, Mexico , Mexico
CompanyGrajales arquitectos
Lead ArchitectCarlos Grajales

The project goes up two levels to house sixteen apartments, all around a vast central courtyard that houses the common areas of the complex. The project takes its name from the Toh bird, a species from the Riviera Maya recognized for its vibrant plumage and unique tail. These birds are known to be native to Tulum's "cenotes," or cavernous sinkholes filled with groundwater. The architects honor the majestic birds, interpreting the occupants of the housing project "as if they were these birds that are around a body of water." Immediately defined by its use of natural materials,