sordo madaleno arquitectos has revealed the proposal it submitted as part of a recent competition for a hotel and residential project in mexico. situated at the foot of a mountain at the southern tip of the gulf of california, the proposed ‘st regis los cabos’ resort is contained within a 12.4 hectare site bordering the pacific ocean to the south and a renowned golf course to the east.

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the proposed resort is contained within a 12.4 hectare site
image by CGveron / © sordo madaleno arquitectos (also main image)

 

 

for the scheme, sordo madaleno arquitectos devised a program which unites residential and tourist requirements within a single development. revealed as two zigzagging forms running in parallel at the edge of the beach, the architecture seeks to respect its natural surroundings with a strategic response to the site’s conditions. this organically arranged layout integrates itself into the existing topography, while simultaneously protecting inhabitants from the region’s strong winds.

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the scheme borders the pacific ocean to the south and a golf course to the east
image by CGveron / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

 

 

the hotel and its amenities are aligned with the east side of the complex, while to the northwest, the residential program rises to a height of two storeys. as many rooms as possible face the ocean, while ensuring privacy for both guests and residents. the low height of the hotel means that visitors can reach all parts of the complex by ascending or descending a single level, as well as by using the landscaped roof spaces. above, 75 residences are laid out across two levels — the lower dwellings have access to gardens, while above, residents can enjoy expansive terraces.

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two zigzagging structures run in parallel at the edge of the beach
image by SMA / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

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the architecture seeks to respect its natural surroundings
image by SMA / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

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the layout integrates itself into the existing topography
image by SMA / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

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the design protects inhabitants from the region’s strong winds
image by SMA / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

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image by SMA / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

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the hotel and its amenities are aligned with the east side of the complex
image by CGveron / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

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the complex viewed from the pacific ocean
image by CGveron / © sordo madaleno arquitectos

 

 

project info:

 

architectural project: sordo madaleno arquitectos
president: javier sordo madaleno bringas
architecture leader: javier sordo madaleno de haro
project leader: boris pena, fernando sordo madaleno, rodrigo flores
program: hotel and residential
construction area: 101091.19 sqm
terrain area: 124583.53 sqm
design date: 2016
status: competition
location: los cabos, baja california sur, mexico

 

design team: adrian aguilar, andrés burguete, francisco barrera, eduardo francisco
media & marketing: rosalba rojas, daniela cruz, jimena orvañanos
landscape consultant: jerónimo gabayet
wind consultant: eric hernández desentis
renderings: carlos veron, SMA

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  • Nicer shape than usual, definetely. But basically the same mistake as always: a beautful natural landscape and architects going mad about it, trying to make it even more beautiful by covering it with buildings.

    Dirk says:

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