Peggy Guggenheim was one of the most important and prominent figures in art collection field. One of the descendants of Guggenheim created a new ecological art gallery. Inspired by nature, this gallery in Tulum is covered with vine leaves.
Santiago Rumney Guggenheim came up with the idea of this project and created IK LAB in amazing Mexico. This new art gallery is close to high-end vacation town in Mexico. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim worked with Jorge Eduardo Neria Sterkel, the designer of this all-natural structure.
For Santiago Rumney Guggenheim, this projects goes beyond than a gallery and shows how architecture can be combined with nature. The main construction materials used in the project were cement and wood. When selecting the woods, Bejuco wood which is grown locally was selected. Rather than traditional design for art galleries, these natural materials give a fresh and unique look to the structure. With spaces between wood pieces, the structure can be illuminated with natural light. This creates a forest-like effect that is in line with the surrounding environment.
In addition to spaces between organic vines and woods, circular windows also emphasize the natural light inside the structure. Windows were designed and positioned with different shapes. This way the natural look is preserved.
Peggy Guggenheim was one of the most famous art collectors. One of her descendants Santiago Rumney Guggenheim created a unique art gallery in Tulum, Mexico.
On contrary to traditional art galleries that we used to see in big cities, this unique gallery is constructed from woods and cement.
The natural materials add up the eco-friendly design of the structure.
Designer Jorge Eduardo Neria Sterkel worked on Guggenheim’s idea and created this structure that captures all the natural light.
The art gallery is called IK LAB, and all the woods are Bejuco wood, which is special to that region.