When planning your next friend gathering, wouldn’t it be nice if the meeting “venue” came with fresh air and a swimming pool? Cadaval & Solà-Morales completed Tepoztlan Lounge, said to be the first in a series of buildings especially designed to be rented as communal encounter spaces. This one is located in the small town of Tepoztlan, 50 kilometers away from the vibrant Mexico City, in a relaxing setting, neighbored by and including beautiful mature trees.

Curious about what this unconventional space has to offer? According to the architects, Tepoztlan Lounge is composed of three separate living quarters delimited by their functional use: “The first holds an open bar with a kitchenette, together with restrooms and dressing rooms; the second is a play area for children that can also be used as a reading room when temperatures drop at night; and finally the largest container is the living area – an enclosed, tempered and comfortable space for conversation, TV, and so on.”

The design of the swimming pool subtly derives from the shape of the lounge unit, contributing to a harmonious nature inlay of this project. Find this idea Mexico escape venue as inspiring as we do? [Photography by Diego Berruecos and Sandra Pereznieto]