Mexico’s ‘Gemela House’ Is A Coastal Concrete Paradise

Hidden between the swaying palm trees of the Yucatán Peninsula overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, ‘Gemela House’ is the ideal Mexican beach getaway.

Constructed from concrete columns and ceilings by Laboratorio de Arquitectura, the seven-metre high brutalist building consists of two levels, with the bottom floor designed for social activities and the top floor focused on private areas.

Local materials such as chukum (a limestone-type plaster made from the resin of the native chukum trees) and timber have been used for the home’s interiors aside from concrete, giving it a natural feel that reflects the surrounding environment.

The ground level has an elongated open floor plan that includes a living area, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The idea behind the design is to create a free-flowing space that blurs the line between exterior and interior from the front to the rear of the house, which is why much of the inside is made from concrete with wood furnishings to heighten the natural vibes of the abode.

Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms offer sea views and a relaxing area for the owners to retreat to when the sun hits its peak. There’s also an outdoor deck area for those balmy summer nights.

If you like the look of this beach paradise be sure to check out both this minimalist Aussie retreat dubbed ‘Elemental House’ and this marvellous stone villa in Germany.