Encuentro Guadalupe / graciastudio

© Luís García

Architects: graciastudio, Arq. Jorge Gracia
Location: Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, 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 «’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.

© Luís García

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.

© Luís García

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.

© Luís García

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Cite: "Encuentro Guadalupe / graciastudio" 16 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=199347>
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  • Iván

    Este si que me gustó!

  • sd

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

    • Chloe

      you roll away down the hill :)

  • helios AD

    absolutely fantastic!

  • Dennis Moss Jnr

    nice… looks like it could get pretty hot in those little boxes though!

  • gsapper

    Looks completely similar to Olson Kundig Architects works – Rolling Huts and Delta Shelter

    • andras

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