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Jul 2012|News from de Reus

Punta Sayulita, Mexico – Architecture and Master Planning Construction Updates – July 2012


A 33-acre peninsula development alongside the seaside village of Sayulita, Mexico is rare. Attuned to the value of appropriate design and planning, this regionally focused developer is driven to nurture the project in various ways. It will not only the place where the two partners and their families will live, but the project also contains a triple bottom line business objective wherein ultimate is achieved with consideration paid to economic, ecological, and community factors. The entire program is one that recognizes the importance of an appropriately handcrafted and sustainable development within the host community.

The developer was attracted to our firm’s design reputation for handcrafting resort projects. It was agreed that a best-practices sustainable approach would be incorporated into the Punta Sayulita planning and design effort. The hillside homes blend with the environment maintaining mountain forms and preserving natural drainage. Roadways are sized for carts, and low retaining walls of local stone masonry terrace the hillsides for minimum environmental disturbance. Xeriscape with native plantings will aid in water conservation.

New from the project site

Construction on the Punta Sayulita Beach Club facility continues to advance on all components under the close supervision of our talented design team partners de Reus Architects and VITA Planning & Landscape Architecture. Construction of the member’s Beach Club is fully underway with advanced progress on the multi-level saltwater infinity edge pool, restaurant and surf club facility buildings. Construction will commence shortly on the remaining beach club buildings. Estimated completion date for the Beach Club is December 2012. Construction work is also advancing on the two (2) custom oceanfront residences #37 & #38 designed by de Reus Architects.

Sustainable Construction Methods Highlight

Punta Sayulita is incorporating some of latest construction technologies and highest quality of materials in the construction of the custom residences and at the beach club. We are also doing our best to minimize our carbon footprint by sourcing local materials whenever possible. One of these environmentally friendly materials is the use of Hebel Block (“AAC”) which is concrete block manufactured from sand, cement, recycled material, lime, gypsum, aluminum paste and aerating agents. The Hebel AAC product delivers more benefits than the traditional masonry such as strength, acoustics, fire and pest resistance and is installed faster, saving valuable construction time. It also has a unique combination of thermal mass and insulation providing a more comfortable living environment. Moreover, Hebel AAC products qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) because Hebel does not emit gasses or particles that contribute to indoor air pollution and it is completely recyclable. HEBEL AAC products do not degrade with time, resulting in superior properties compared to other construction materials. Hebel AAC does not have any toxic substances nor emit odors.

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