Endémico Resguardo Silvestre
by Gracia Studio

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This hotel by Mexican architects Gracia Studio comprises 20 separate cabins dotted across the landscape in one of Mexico's wine-making regions (+ slideshow).

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Located in the Valle de Guadalupe, the single-storey huts are lifted off the ground on steel frames so that they impact as little as possible on the earth below.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Corten steel panels overlap one another to clad the exterior walls and the pitched roofs are covered with corrugated panels of the weathered metal.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Each room contains one ensuite bedroom and opens onto a small wooden deck.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Other hotels in rural areas we've featured include triangular huts proposed a deserted beach and a hotel at a Norwegian hunting lodge.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Photography is by Luis García.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Gracia Studio provided the information below:


Endémico Resguardo Silvestre

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.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

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.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

The availability of steel by our client leads to the design of the clean structure with this material, which elevates the skeleton of the room, to avoid contact with the soil.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

The employment of corten steel to cover it, which over time changes its color, achieving harmony between the environment and the building.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

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.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Project Name: Endémico Resguardo Silvestre
Principal: Arq. Jorge Gracia | graciastudio

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Collaborators: Javier Gracia, Valeria Peraza, Enrique de la Concha
Construction: graciastudio

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Surface:20 rooms of 20 square meters each.

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

Place and year: Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, México | 2011

Endémico Resguardo Silvestre by Gracia Studio

  • itch

    Lovely “huts”. Does the hotel provide a sedan chair service to the room? After a few glasses of the local nectar, I fear it’d be a struggle in attitude and at altitude :S

  • Dave Gronlie

    Looks like it would be a great place to visit. Each cabin provides a certain amount of privacy or allows for interaction with other guests should that be be desired.

    One question: room service?

    regards,
    G.

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      One question: bathrooms?

      It really looks like a nice and tranquil place to spend a holiday. But I would really like to see more of the interiors.

      • Dave Gronlie

        I believe the bathroom is located behind that sliding wall section in the 8th (?) photo.

        Regards, G.

  • Julián

    Un muy bello proyecto de Gracia Studio. Un lenguaje exterior muy bien elaborado, en armonía con el paisaje, mediante una paleta de colores y materiales muy adecuada en unos objetos bien separados y con una escala respetuosa del territorio.

    Constructivamente se ve muy bien resuelto la separación del volumen respecto al terreno, también la dilatación de la cubierta. Aunque el interior es mínimo, y es muy bello el uso de ventiladores en vez de aire acondicionado, yo a manera personal hubiera deseado un interior un poco menos urbano, menos lujoso y más relacionado a la estética exterior de los volúmenes, un poco más rústica y más cruda.

    Saludos a la gente de Gracia Studio, muy bello proyecto. De parte de un colega suramericano.

  • Philippe

    Love this micro house. Really cool place to feel exotic.

  • http://eugenelubomir.com eugmir

    Nice, hotel rooms without the hotel!

  • Owen

    I reckon that it’s difficult to approach the rooms because of the unpaved path and stone.

    However, lovely housing and I love their intention, not to interfere directly with the land.

  • JIm

    No photo credit as usual — what a lame site.

    • http://twitter.com/Dezeen @Dezeen

      Hi Jim,

      The photographer is named in the story. It’s Luis García.

  • Martin Gerchen

    Dear Friends in Europe and Great Britain,

    Perhaps you need to read about the killings and kidnappings that are rampant in Mexico. Sorry to burst your bubble but thousands are killed every year by the lunatic drug lords and their cartel wars.

    Find a small steel hovel in a country that is not out of control. You should at least make mention about the dangerous conditions in Mexico. The US Department has a hotline anyone can access at no charge or online info from the US Dept. of State

    • Diego

      Dear Martin,

      A generalisation of terms that is of no value to the context! In that case, please go right past Johannesburg, Cape Town, Rio, Sao Paulo, Medellin, Bogota, Cairo, Luanda and even Milano. My suggestion is for you to stay at home where you will be warm and safe.

      Wonderful project, very well executed! I can imagine nothing better than to hike through the vineyards below and appreciated good wine with sunsets. What about the bathroom interiors?

    • http://twitter.com/patokid @patokid

      Well, another uninformed American reader I suppose? Ensenada, (where the project is located) is a really peaceful place, particularly the wine country.

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      >The US Department has a hotline anyone can access at no charge or online info from the US Dept. of State.

      Wait, that’s Mr. Holder’s office, right? :P

      As a Mexican, I’m the first to acknowledge the problems we’re facing with the so-called War on Drugs, but let me assure you that your cartoony concept that the whole of Mexico has become a no-man’s land is sorely misinformed, which is kind of expected if you only get your news from sites like Fox.

  • http://www.jensen-lewis.com Furniture New York

    Is there anything to do around there? It looks nice but I would certainly get hit with the feeling of "Ok, now what?"

    • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

      You get to visit the Calafia valley, a beautiful zone full of wineries and tradition.

      But if your idea of 'fun' is a night club, then you should probably stick to Tijuana ;)

  • maracuya

    Check a map MG – Mexico is 1/3 the size of the US. If there was a killing in Chicago would you cancel your trip to San Fran? The drug wars are targeted and localized but for anyone in the US it’s all just one tiny country in their backyard.

    Try and adopt a more global view and stop feeding from the hand of the media spinners and man up – read an atlas and travel more – or better yet just stay home and worry.

  • Lucy

    The killings and kidnappings in Mexico have nothing to do with the design of this hotel. It’s a beautiful work.

  • http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/sightings_sightings_j8cQAkr4NeNh9JlG6wSJ7M hank freid

    Love this micro house. Really cool place to feel exotic.