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Jungle Keva: Boutique Eco-Luxury in Tulum

Secluded tropical retreat with modern wooden architecture, pool, and lush greenery.

Situated in the lush Mayan jungle of Tulum, Mexico, Jungle Keva is a boutique hotel designed by Jaque Studio in 2019. This small, five-lodge property seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, preserving 70% of the existing vegetation and using local, low-maintenance materials to create a warm, rustic atmosphere. Featuring a double-height main room, mezzanine, and indoor-outdoor bathrooms, the lodges are designed to connect guests intimately with the stunning jungle landscape.

Long Thanh Villa: A Peaceful Oasis for Retired Couple in Vietnam

Minimalist architectural design with wooden facade, large glass windows, and lush landscaping.

Designed by the renowned Km Architecture Office, the Long Thanh Villa in Long Thanh, Dong Nai, Vietnam, stands as a peaceful haven for a retired couple. Built in 2023, this captivating house seamlessly blends modern design with a deep connection to nature, offering a serene retreat for its residents.

The villa’s simple yet striking architectural form, featuring stacked and sliding rectangular blocks, creates a harmonious balance between indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing the occupants to fully immerse themselves in the surrounding lush greenery.

Casa de Brujas: Integrating Nature with Modern Cabin Design

A modern, wood-paneled building with large windows overlooking a natural landscape.

Introducing Casa de Brujas, a uniquely designed cabin by DX Arquitectos tucked away in Palmas de Ocoa, Chile. Completed in 2022, this cozy retreat mirrors the ecological spirit of its surroundings. The cabin, deliberately set on stilts to minimize environmental impact, boasts an open design to maximize indoor-outdoor living, focusing on a strong connection with the native landscape. This compact living space is a testament to innovative, sustainable architecture.