Living the Noom started with an idea: create a lifestyle option that met the needs of someone aiming to live an eco-friendly, wellness-centered lifestyle. Designed by Sanzpont (arquitectura) and Pedrajo + Pedrajo Architects, Living the Noom has won Architizer, Muse and Rethinking the Future awards for its innovative ideas. The first community applying Living the Noom concepts is in Cancun, Mexico.

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Three triangle-shaped structures will vertical gardens as its walls form this green community

Living the Noom apartments look like giant bamboo bird cages bursting with green plantings. On top, shared roof decks boast deck chairs and community gardens where residents can grow food for the community or host a picnic. A pool sits on the axis between the apartment buildings, creating a natural landscape of green and blue.

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Two structures filled with greenery from top to bottom in a rainforest landscape

The idea here is simple. These homes are built to immerse residents in natural living, peace and quiet through the use of eco-friendly housing and green space. It will therefore create a full lifestyle centered around wellness-enhancing activities.

A long room that contains a living room and kitchen area

The apartments are centered around the idea of creating community. It is also pet friendly. Pyramid-shaped shaded seating areas dot the pool where residents gather. There are also locations for practicing artwork, having a massage, doing yoga and working out in the open air.

A bedroom area with a fan ceiling above it

The open floor plan apartments can be configured according to residents’ needs. Modular furniture design helps reconfigure the space from bedroom to office to play area. LED lighting, solar panels, natural shading from the green terraces and a gray water system all help keep the community sustainable.

+ Living the Noom

Images via Ali Garcia, Victor & Sergio Sanz, Jose Miguel Cano, Waldir Hernandez, Ismael Morales, Rodrigo Frias