Tranquility Redefined Designed and built by CO-LAB, Casa Aviv is tucked into a lush site along the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula. The 330 square-metre dwelling is designed to offer privacy and a calming atmosphere with its clean lines and minimal details. A short distance from the beach and the crystalline cenotes, the house sits discretely in the jungle, merging indoor and outdoor into one generous, peaceful space. Situated on a long, slender site, the house consists of two parallel bars – one being single storey, the other rising two levels. These two parallel volumes were shifted from each other to preserve several existing trees on site. The house accommodates 4 en-suite bedrooms, open kitchen dining and living areas, a private pool, and a 360º roof terrace. Casa Aviv is oriented east-west, taking advantage of the prevailing winds and cross ventilation. North-oriented skylights fill the spaces with indirect natural light, creating soft contrasts of light and shadow reflected through the house. The house is surfaced with handmade finishes to give a natural and cosy feeling. The warm grey polished cement walls contrast with black terrazzo floors. The furnishings and light features were custom designed to fit the house and were fabricated by local artisans and in CO-LAB’s workshop. Charred cedar wood carpentry complements the neutral palette. On the ground floor, the living-dining room, kitchen, and two of the bedrooms open to the garden. The master bedroom features a private patio with direct access to the pool. The double-height living space extends out into the pool and garden through floor to ceiling pivoting glass doors, blending interior and exterior in one integrated space filled with natural light and garden views. On the first floor, two bedrooms frame the lush jungle, connected by a bridge under a skylight. Located in the greenery of Tulum, this spacious house almost redefines calmness and peace.