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Casa Uh K'aay

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Eco friendly
  • Company/Firm
    Gantous Arquitectos
  • Lead Designer
    Claudio Gantous
  • Other Designer(s)
    Christian Gantous
  • Photo Credit
    Edmund Sumner
  • Location
    Sian Ka'an Reserve, Tulum, Mexico
  • Project Date
    Autumn 2019
  • Architect
    Claudio Gantous
  • Interior Designer
    GA
  • Hospitality
    Hospitality Group Uh K'aay
  • Developer
    Bruno and Maria Jermann
  • Project Link

Nestled amidst the lush tranquility of Sian Ka'an Reserve lies Casa Uh K'aay, a beach retreat of grandeur and grace. Designed to embody high-end hospitality, its symmetry invites one to bask in the comfort of two master and two junior suites that sit gracefully either side of a central living abode. Raised aloft amidst the rustling palms and tropical trees, this haven seems to float upon the gentle sea breeze. Decks of wooden majesty stretch forth from each room, inviting one to fully immerse in the lush vegetation that surrounds. A rooftop terrace of breathtaking beauty awaits, offering views unrivaled - of the sea, jungle and the estuary that lies beyond. In adherence with the strict, low-density regulations, this property spans 2 hectares with a mere 400 sq mts of construction and 100 meters of beachfront. As the Reserve lies untouched by the conveniences of electricity and fresh water, the dwelling was crafted with self-sustenance in mind. Solar panels and wind turbines generate power, stored in a battery bank for use, while rainwater from the roof is captured and stored in tanks below. A harmonious blend of luxury and eco-consciousness, Casa Uh K'aay is a true gem.

Bio
Since 1992, GA has been a highly regarded architectural design firm, renowned for their unique and well-executed projects, resulting in spaces of aesthetic excellence and comfort. Their portfolio encompasses a large range of projects executed with the utmost commitment to high-quality architecture and technical standards.The firm's work includes specialized furniture design and a focus on sustainable architecture. GA's aesthetic is defined by simple, serene forms that emphasize the importance of detail and elevates the human spirit through the harmonious connection of architecture and nature.

Other prizes
First Place/National Architecture Prize CEMEX Marin House-Studio 2000 First Place/National Architecture Prize CEMEX Marin House-Studio 2000 First Place/National Architecture and Interiors Prize AMDI Royal Embassy of the Netherlands 1999 First Place/National Architecture and Interiors Prize AMDI Casa Cañada 2006 First Place/National Architecture and Interiors Prize AMDI Palacio de Bellas Artes / Concert Hall Renovation 2016 First Place/National Architecture and Interiors Prize AMDI Zacatecas Cathedral High Altar & Presbitery 2016 Highly Commended / Mexico AMERICA PROPERTY AWARDS Casa SJ 2014-2015 Best Architecture Single Residence / Mexico AMERICA PROPERTY AWARDS Casa ML 2014-2015 Best Architecture Single Residence / Americas AMERICA PROPERTY AWARDS Casa ML 2014-2015 Best Architecture Residential High Rise / Mexico AMERICA PROPERTY AWARDS Torres Panorama 2014-2015 Best Architecture Residential High Rise / Americas AMERICA PROPERTY AWARDS Torres Panorama 2014-2015 Golden A’Design Award in Cultural I Design A’DESIGN AWARDS Zacatecas Cathedral High Altar & Presbitery 2014-2015 Silver A’Design Award in Architecture, Building & Structure Design A’DESIGN AWARDS Grupo Romo Printing Press 2014-2015