Amidst exotic vegetation and mysticism, the Tepoztlan Hotel sits on what was once an abandoned plot where wild vegetation had already taken possession and ancient trees flanked the main entrance of a rugged topography.
Imagined and created by Taller Carlos Marín and Pasquinel Studio, the terracotta-colored oasis that houses 11 rooms is diluted through 4 volumes that allow for a balanced arrangement of the hotel's program and the surrounding landscape.
Upon entering, an imposing staple of pigmented concrete intertwines with the perfect tabebuias to form the entrance frame; as we continue, the geographic peculiarity of the terrain takes center stage as it reveals a volcanic landscape that responds to the topographic conditions of the place. On the right side, within a linear perspective wall, we find the hotel's offices and administrative program.
Thanks to the stony richness of the land and its strategic extraction, the project plays between solids and voids. Turning voids into functional service spaces, bucolic landscapes and craters that with the rainfall become natural water mirrors; while the solid ones are translated into wonderful fences and floors made by local craftsmen.
At the front, the volume of terracotta-colored concrete that surrounds the rooms converges with the surrounding rock formations. This volume is fragmented by the railings and doors made with recycled wood that allow to create a visual rhythm that tops off with the airy terraces; a geometric composition of light and shade is created between the columns and the wooden marimba that protects from the sunny blue sky of Tepoztlan. On the ground floor, you will find the restaurant and yoga room made with recycled wooden floor.
Within the complex, the natural slope of the terrain along with a landscape allowed the creation of meeting spaces for architecture and nature where the project managed to rescue 99% of the species found in the site.
In the back, the amenities building houses the hotel's kitchen and bar, massage room, gym, temazcal and common showers. This volume shelters, along with a volcanic stone wall and recovered vegetation, the pool and lily pond. The basement comprises the warehouses and machine rooms, as well as treatment tanks to reuse water collected from rooftops and distributed through channels.
At Tepoztlán Hotel, the walls emerge from the stones and from stones the spaces emerge.