gracia studio: endemico resguardo silvestre
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jan 08, 2012

gracia studio: endemico resguardo silvestre

‘endémico resguardo silvestre’ by gracia studio, valle de guadalupe, mexico all images courtesy gracia studio




scattered along the sloping terrain of valle de guadalupe, mexico, ‘endémico resguardo silvestre’ is a cluster of twenty hotel rooms, designed by san diego-based practice gracia studio. positioned within a landscape of vineyards, each ecoloft has panoramic vistas overlooking the scenic valley below. placed upon steel stilts, the 20 square meter cubes hover above the rocky ground, minimally interfering with the savannah continuing underneath. corten steel was selected to surface the small structures, aging with time to blend into the rustic hues of the encompassing nature.


with each unit strategically oriented to unobstructed views directed towards the valley, guests may close their personal entry door and feel isolated in nature. attached to each cabin, a personal patio and fireplace allow for comfortable lounging outside. the 99 hectare complex is completed with a nearby winery and pool.

view from the sloping terrain below

overlooking the valley below

nestled into the rocky terrain

the facades of the cabins may be completely enclosed

personal patio adjacent to each structure

view from a cabin


(left) view from bedroom (right) bathroom with predominantly black decor

(left) alternative interior (right) interior with white decor

view of bedroom and bathroom

at dusk

seamlessly transition into the landscape

illuminated at night

warm fire overlooking wine country

pool area for the cluster of cabins

cabins illuminated within the landscape

  • I want to be there!!

    HBM says:
  • Incredible -beautiful.

    Sylvie says:
  • :O These are awesome!!!!

    gork platter says:
  • fantastic

    dbkii says:
  • Fantastico !!

    luciana says:
  • … fresh air, one day, one night, starry sky, muffled silence, a good wine … and good design. wonderful!

    Cintia Ema says:
  • LOVE these!

    urban_woodswalker says:
  • Great idea. Now, if each roof was a large solar panel, and perhaps solar panels on the sun-facing outer walls, composting toilet and grey water system, even better.

    James says:
  • A little short on glazing for such a small box, it would be great to see sun shading in Mexico. Going to be a hot time.

    ds says:
  • yuppie rip-off of Andrea Zittel.

    jak says:
  • afarin!!! khosa zendegi!

    reza says:
  • Lovely. Some of the patios don’t seem very safe, without ballustrades.

    BS says:
  • more balconies without ballustrades please … methinks BS may come from somewhere litigious?

    kiddo says:
  • Fantastic.
    The simplicity of the design and the contrast between the white interior and the site are magical.

    @gxrgxr says:
  • BS probably comes from australia like me, where you are required to have ballustrading if patio/deck/landing etc is over 1 metre from ground level!

    never the less these are awesome little box’s!
    well done to all involved….beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    mb says:
  • I chose the same hut for storing tools deep in my garden. Same industrial finishing.

    iBouc says:
  • It was awsome, fentastic, A beautiful creation & integration think.

    Shiva Shankar K says:
  • It is Awsome, fentastic, A beautiful creation & thinking of integration with nature.

    Shiva Shankar K says:
  • Excellent concept of breaking down a hotel into its constituent parts!
    Would like to see the reception!

    Alex says:

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