esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya

hotel in riviera Maya by Esrawe Studio

 

As part of a hotel renovation project in Riviera Maya, Mexico, Esrawe Studio has designed a monumental pyramid-shaped structure to host three suites. Suspended within a wooden skeleton, the rooms spill over with captivating ocean and jungle views while standing out thanks to their blue-stained wood cladding.

 

For this project, the design team aimed for a minimal impact on the land, thereby avoiding permanent construction work. Thus, the resulting building emerges as a large sculptural volume with a laminate wood prefabricated structure that can be quickly assembled on site.

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
all images by Joel Flores, Yair Ugarte

south façade

 

 

framing panoramic ocean and jungle views

 

The total renovation project designed by Mexico-based Esrawe Studio includes the rejuvenation of the existing villas, a series of public spaces (pool, restaurant, lobby, lounge area, beach club), and three new suites. A muted wooden façade supporting the construction arises from a stone base that accommodates the service areas. The lounge areas overlooking the pool are spacious and hidden under the large wooden stilt structure, letting ventilation and light pass through. The longitudinal pool placed on the sand is conceived as a stone slab flanked by four existing cabins that respect the existing palm trees and vegetation of the site benefiting from their natural shade.

 

Regarding the suites, they appear at the top of the wooden skeleton as suspended volumes, differentiated from the rest of the structure by the blue color. Each suite extends over two floors. The first level hosts the bedroom, with a large terrace and sea views, while the second one consists of a semi-open bathroom, taking shape as a narrow wooden box with open ends. One side overlooks the sea, and the other frames the immense virgin jungle, with large private terraces promoting cross-ventilation.esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
side view

 

The architects sought to preserve the existing landscape as much as possible. Therefore, they formed a light wood floating structure assembled in dry construction to house the beach club. Besides, the entrance takes form as a narrow hallway that pierces the stone base and guides visitors to a double-height area that faces the pool and ocean while integrating the restaurant, bar, lounge, reception, and the living areas.

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
principal façade

esrawe-studio-monumental-pyramid-shaped-wooden-structure-hotel-mexico-designboom-18002

mezzanine

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
reception

esrawe-studio-monumental-pyramid-shaped-wooden-structure-hotel-mexico-designboom-1800

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
suite

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
terrace

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
bathroom

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
common lounge area

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
pools

esrawe studio's pyramidal wooden structure suspends three suites for hotel in riviera maya
beach

 

 

project info:

 

name: Hotel in Riviera Maya

designer: Esrawe Studio

location: Quintana Roo, Mexico

total surface area: 1,770 sqm

creative direction: Héctor Esrawe + Laura Vela

design team: Javier García-Rivera, Viviana Contreras, Alejandro Ramírez

visualizations: Joel Flores, Yair Ugarte

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissionsfeature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. See more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina petridou | designboom

 

ARCHITECTURE IN MEXICO (476)

ESRAWE STUDIO (34)

HOTEL ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN (550)

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5