San Diego-based practice Gracia Studio has completed the Endemico Resguardo Silvestre project in 2011.
Resting on a rocky cliffs above Valle de Guadalupe, a village in the municipio of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Endemico Resguardo Silvestre features 20 “EcoLofts” that offer stunning views of the wine country below.
Endemico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio:
“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.
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.
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.”
Photos by: Luís García