Encuentro Guadalupe / graciastudio

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Architects: graciastudio, Arq. Jorge Gracia
Location: Valle de Guadalupe, , México
Collaborators: Javier Gracia, Jonathan Castellón, Braulio Lozano, Valeria Peraza
Surface: 20 rooms of 20 square meters each.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Luís García


© Luís García

Located in Valle de Guadalupe «Mexico’s Wine Country», Baja California,Endémico Resguardo Silvestre is a set of twenty independent rooms of twenty square meters each, operated by Grupo Habita, a Design Hotels member; established within a surface of 99 hectares, part of the Encuentro Guadalupe development, which includes a winery as well as a residential area.

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One of the principal premises was not to interfere directly the land, as part of the philosophy of the project is to respect nature in every possible way. The availability of steel by our client lead to the design of the clean structure with this material, which elevates the skeleton of the room, named EcoLoft, to avoid contact with the soil. The employment of corten steel to cover it, which over time changes its color, achieving harmony between the environment and the building.

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The approach of the design of the room comes from the concept of a “deluxe” camping house, covering the guest’s basic needs, being in contact with nature and the environment.

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Cite: "Encuentro Guadalupe / graciastudio" 16 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=199347>


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    So ..what happens if let’s say … hmm .. you are getting fascinated with the view and fall out of the porch?

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      that’s the point! the project is great, but a bit confusing: even the small details are in Olson Kundig’s style.

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      Rafael, jaja que chistoso este mismo comentario pero en español esta por otro lado. Quien eres realmente? Una persona que no le gusta el proyecto, pues lo deja pasar y ya, pero en realidad se nota tu interes por hablar mal del proyecto. Y estoy de acuerdo contigo en lo ignorante que eres en la materia de arquitectura.

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    in the periodical, and the hotel website says that this building has heat/cooling and hot water. looking at the floor plans, elevations, and sections there is no indication of such things. there is nothing under the structure, and walls seem to thin for your traditional way of running the piping and duct work. any information on it would be greatly helpful.

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