A local architecture studio called Roth Architecture has created a unique building in Tulum, Mexico. They call it the "Fab Lab," and it's not a typical building. It's made from a mix of concrete and palm fiber, and its design was inspired by nature. Read more about the project below on SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
The Fab Lab is located in a place called the Yucatán peninsula. Roth Architecture uses this space as both an office and a place to create things.
Organic Curves Defy Convention
The building itself is quite special. It's not like most buildings you see every day. Instead of straight lines and sharp corners, it has organic, curved shapes. The architects at Roth were inspired by the irregular but beautiful forms found in nature.
The Fab Lab is made of strong materials like concrete and steel. It's designed to blend in with the jungle surroundings. In fact, in some places, the building wraps around trees, and you can see the tree trunks inside.
Windows and Doors with Leaf and Insect-Like Shapes
The windows and doors of the Fab Lab have interesting shapes, almost like leaves or insect wings you'd find in the jungle. They're made with a special kind of metal reinforcement.
Inside the building, there's space for all kinds of machinery like 3D printers and laser cutters. Some parts of the interior have low ceilings, while others are more open and airy. There are even areas where trees grow right through the building!
The architects made sure to use materials that would last a long time, even though they designed the building to be taken apart in the future if needed.
The Fab Lab is part of a larger resort called Azulik, which also has unique, nature-inspired structures. Roth Architecture focuses on creating eco-friendly and original solutions for everyday life.
This building is just one example of the exciting and innovative architecture you can find in Tulum, where architects are blending modern design with the beauty of nature.
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