Merida is considered the ascending chic destination of México. It is still far away from the popularity of its sister towns of Tulum and other Riviera maya destinations, but that hasn’t stopped Merida to be nowadays a referent in architecture.
Mérida is leading the trend, especially in renovation works of old colonial houses. With Merida being the third largest collection of colonial houses (just behind Mexico City and La Habanna), you can imagine all the potential the city has for upcoming projects.
Architect Ludwig Godefroy has designed this fragmented concrete House
Its architecture renaissance started about 2 decades, greatly influenced by the arrival of expats and its economic push to restore the center of the city.
Casa Xólotl by Punto Arquitectónico
Nowadays the modern architecture of Merida is unique, a fusion of colonial style, minimalism, endemic construction materials and tropical vegetation, and has an easily recognized style, only to be found here.
Portico Palmeto by TACO (Taller de Arquitectura Contextual).
This boom of renovation movement has helped Merida to set the bar high in accommodation offers, with Many of those amazing houses to be found for rent.
Several architecture workshops have done amazing projects in Merida, which easily went viral on the internet and social networks. If you are an avid architecture enthusiast, chances are high you have already seen some of those projects in prestigious architecture magazines.
Filux Lab is an Art Laboratory & Gallery focused on the light language. By Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Beaches are just a 30min/ 60 min short trip from Merida, where you can find residential vacation homes. Unlike Riviera Maya, this is not a place for big hotels, Yucatan people have fought to maintain their coast away from the buzz and sometimes the frenetic exploitation of touristic destinations. Yucatan coast is definitely a place to relax, just you and the beach.
Chuburna House By Enrique Cabrera
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