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Casa Numa
by Red Arquitectos

Photo by JAG

Red Arquitectos has designed Casa Numa in Puntas Coco, Mexico.

This project is a sustainable vacation and rental house on Holbox Island, a delicate mangrove ecosystem, which has been abused by commercial construction.

Built with coconut palm wood is an integrated sculptural object rooted on the island through its materiality and in the repetition of vertical elements that alludes to the formality of the tree of life, as it has been popularly named.

Casa Numa seeks to be an example that with common palm it is possible to generate architecture, employment and the use of a raw material that is available to everyone.

"We hope that this construction system could be used in the region for the construction of comfortable, decent, environmentally friendly and low-cost housing," added architects Red Arquitectos.


This project has been longlisted in the sustainable building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Red Arquitectos

Project: Casa Numa

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