JSa arquitectura builds luxury resort on mexican coast
all images courtesy of JSa arquitectura




javier sanchez arquitectura (JSa arquitectura) has constructed a residential and hospitality complex in ixtapa, mexico. situated by the coast, 6 kilometers north of zihuatanejo, ‘punta ixtapa’ showcases stunning views of the pacific ocean. the four hotel towers are home to 102 apartments, with a total area of 28,860 sq meters. the program of these buildings includes two swim clubs-with six pools in total, three paddle courts, and two tennis courts. each of the four structures has a symmetrical plan from the origin of an entryway, however different distribution layouts of the rooms define the range of accommodations from 270-460 sq meters.


outdoor area from the tower looks out to nearby morro island



a detail image of an infinity pool opening to the pacific ocean




integration into the surrounding landscape was important in the project design, and transparency was an overarching theme in the apartments. the floor plans in the dwellings use the living room as a central axis to provide a 360-degree panorama of ocean to forest views, with visual continuity of indoor and outdoor spaces. the ‘punta ixtapa’ resort is notable in its location as it resides in the steady developing land of mexico’s most exclusive beach.



JSa arquitectura have positioned the resort into the slope of the mountain


aerial view of one of the clubhouses 


courtyard of a suite engulfed by greenery



common areas frame views of the many bays of punta ixtapa



night photograph showing the seamless divisions between outdoor and indoor spaces


project info:


location: punta ixtapa, 6 km north of zihuatanejo
project date: 2013
type of projects: resort
design team: jsª / javier sanchez, jorge bracho, othon reynoso, david herrera, sofia villareal, savlan hauser
interior design: larissa kadner, raúl martínez
number of units: 102 apartments
average surface area: 94 units between  265  m2 and  270 m2,  and 8 units of  460 m2
total surface area: 538,195 sq ft