This is a 40 rooms Hotel in Jiutepec Morelos Mexico, located over platforms of a an old poultry farm.
The property is a landscape that functions primarily as a wedding garden (Jardín Huayacan) and now it wants to give visitors a complete experience by allowing them to sleep on it.
We are building five stone volumes separated by courtyards that will allow the enjoyment of open space.
The topography and previous built platforms, have given us the opportunity to locate the buildings in a two side triangle form wrapping the pool area. In its vertex, we locate the lobby that allows vertical and longitudinal circulation on both sides of the building. It is a 12 meter height volume open to the sky and protected from the Sun by parallel wood slabs. We seek for a moist and fresh space; silent.
The structural combination between concrete and stone makes reference to Mexican architectures where imperfection is one material more.
You access the Hall through a narrow passageway under a concrete canopy. Access is framed by three Huayacanes who belonged to the site; they flower in March and are a fundamental part of the project along with a different majority of endemic vegetation; Cazahuates, Jacarandas, yellow Amates, among others.
We used stone from the region in all the outside walls trying to make our building fit silently into the site. The patios are all habitable, tables on them may operate as a restaurant while "Pixca de Raiz" with its small kitchen, already gives an excellent culinary service. We are trying to take advantage of the climate, which is mostly pleasant throughout the year, leaving all halls open and in contact with the landscape.
All rooms are double except for two designated for the bride and groom and or their families. They are spacious and well-lit and they all have a balcony that allows you to be in contact with the outside. The interiors are simple, predominantly white; plastered voussoirs and white concrete polished floors with some details of regional pasta tiles.
The constructive system is mixed, but it is mainly load-bearing walls and a prefabricated concrete roof; a robust architecture but with a light and neutral look. We think that some Mexican architecture is evoked in the building and that the hands of workers are present in the character of each wall.
Under the walls, the feeling is pre-Hispanic; the volumes are getting moisture and they are lightened like windows to the landscape. You walk close to rain and fresh air, close to nature and silence.
We make this building thanks to the constant effort of a family that works together and tirelessly. We hope it is ready next december, however, the first 32 rooms are now open to the public.