The 'Hotel Carlota' Balances a Contemporary Design with Historical Elements

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 27, 2015
References: hotelcarlota & wallpaper
The 'Hotel Carlota' is nestled within the vibrant Cuauhtémoc neighborhood in Mexico city. Thematically, the hotel pays tribute to the since demolished Hotel Jardin Amazonas through its mix of historical references and modern elements.

To express the hotel's theme, large blocks of aging concrete are used throughout the hotel. These blocks help shape the space, define public areas and make room for communal walkways. Furthermore, the holes in the brick detail in these concrete wall reveal exposed brickwork and reclaimed trinkets in guest rooms. These traditional and historical elements are contrasted against contemporary furnishings in Hotel Carlota's restaurant, lobby and bedrooms. The pool and central courtyard however are the focal point of the space, providing a sense of escapism within the city's bustling streets.