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3. The airy, whitebeamed Origen
restaurant, set in a
cutout in one of the
buildings, brings in the
sea views.
4. When drawn, custom
shades on the balcony
side of the white
concrete buildings make
the structures appear
whole.
5. Guestrooms feature
white furniture,
travertine marble floors,
and oak bed surrounds.
6. Colored light shines
through some windows
at night, creating an
interesting visual effect.

structures, Aragonés says. "The surrounding
water and the regular pure forms of
architecture required a sort of cocoon. It's
the ideal form to be floating on that site."
The interiors-including 198 rooms (11
of which are villas) and 39 residences-are
also simple and minimal in design, featuring
all-white furnishings, floors done in cut
travertine marble from Puebla, Mexico, and
accents of natural oak and brown leather.
Aragonés designed every element-finishes,
furnishings, and fixtures-which were
manufactured in Italy by Poliform, shipped
to Mexico, and assembled onsite by local
workers. Thanks to prefabrication, "in a
matter of days the first room was ready," he
says. "There was no room for improvisation,
and yet the room was fashioned with
intelligence, imagination, and dedication."
At night, the striking architecture is
further enhanced with uplighting, and
the guestrooms are "inhabitable boxes of
light," he says, featuring a track of colorchanging recessed lighting that when
activated by guests, creates a vibrant gridlike effect to the façade. "The light is a totally
transformative element. It changes the scale
and volume of the space and its perception,"
Aragonés says. hd
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water. Three sides of the buildings are made
of white concrete featuring small square and
slatted openings, a nod to traditional Spanish
lattice windows called celosías (larger
cutouts make room for F&B venues), while
one wall is floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
leading to balconies with glass railings,
offering uninterrupted water views; a series
of customized white curtains provide privacy
and when drawn on the outside, make the
buildings appear whole.
The project also makes use of the
ocean in a novel way, he explains. "The
surrounding water is brought from the Sea
of Cortez, treated through desalination, and
sent to the reflective pools. The other half
goes through an inverse osmosis, activated
carbon process and UV ray cleaning
until purified and drinkable, providing
100 percent purified water for rooms and
restaurants."
Meandering walkways of gray concrete
connect the buildings, pool, and five
restaurants, including Nido, a nest-like
structure whose lattice-like roof made of
recycled twigs from an endemic tree casts
shadows over its white interior-an organic,
soft space that stands in contrast to the rigid

Mar Adentro

San José del Cabo, Mexico
Owner and Management Company

Grupo Encanto

Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping,
Graphics, and Purchasing

Taller Aragonés

Architecture Project Team

Miguel Angel Aragonés, Juan Carlos
Vidaña Luna, José Torres, Pedro
Amador, and Rafael Aragonés
Caballero

Interior Design Project Team

Miguel Angel Aragonés, Juan
Carlos Vidaña Luna, Pedro Amador,
José Torres, and Rafael Aragonés
Caballero

Consultants

Poliform, Exteta, Hansgrohe, Miele,
SwimQuip, Francisco Garza, Control
4, Samsung, High Tech Team, and
TOTO

Lighting

Taller Aragonés and Ilumileds

Engineering

José Nolasco

*Designers did not provide sourcing for
other furnishings shown.

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From the Editor
Behind the Design
People
Perspectives
Sketchbook
Places: Philadelphia
Brand Identity: Kimpton
Interview: Rakel Cohen
5 Questions for Loh Lik Peng
Products
Profile: Deborah Lloyd
Trends: Custom Art
Lighting
Textiles
Surfaces
Special Feature: The Challenge of Creativity
Projects
The Asbury
Mar Adentro
Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina
Hotel Saint George
Valencia Lounge Hostel
Hilton Wenchang
Ad Index
Back Space
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Hospitality Design - September 2016 - Interview: Rakel Cohen
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Hospitality Design - September 2016 - 5 Questions for Loh Lik Peng
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Hospitality Design - September 2016 - Products
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Hospitality Design - September 2016 - Profile: Deborah Lloyd
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Hospitality Design - September 2016 - Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina
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