En­cuen­tro Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe, Mex­ico

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - DISCOVER -

Mex­i­can ar­chi­tect Jorge Gracia’s ap­proach when de­sign­ing cab­ins for En­cuen­tro Guadalupe re­sort in Mex­ico came from the idea of a ‘deluxe camp­ing house’ – one that cov­ered guests’ ba­sic needs while al­low­ing them to be fully im­mersed in na­ture. His so­lu­tion was 22 in­di­vid­ual square ‘EcoLofts’ built into the boul­dered hill­side, each 20m2 in size and with a pri­vate pa­tio and chime­nea fire­place that en­cour­age star­ing out at the re­sort’s 99ha of eco­log­i­cal re­serve. As for the decor, it’s crisp, clean and chic, with in­dus­trial ac­cents like pipe lamps, Edi­son bulbs and slid­ing doors jux­ta­posed against smooth white melamine walls. One of the guid­ing fac­tors be­hind this project was the preser­va­tion of the land, and the lofts are raised so as not to dam­age the soil. Corten steel was cho­sen for the ex­te­ri­ors be­cause it changes colour over time, mean­ing the cab­ins will be in greater har­mony with the en­vi­ron­ment as the years go by. grupoen­cuen­tro.com.mx, gra­ci­as­tu­dio.com

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