Estudio Macías Peredo Draws Inspiration from Ancient Buildings

 - Jul 3, 2018
References: emparquitectos & dezeen
During the development of this island boutique hotel, Guadalajara-based practice Estudio Macías Peredo seeks inspiration from Mayan architecture. The Punta Caliza is situated on Holbox, Mexico. The destination is a hotspot for tourists who wish to experience a car-free vacation and swim with whale sharks.

To communicate the inherent peacefulness of this sanctuary, Estudio Macías Peredo takes it upon itself to create a traditional island boutique hotel that also responds to contemporary ques and necessities. The architectural firm focuses on a geometric-heavy reinterpretation of ancient buildings. The triangular pool is considered to be a focal point of the Punta Caliza, while each of the 12 rooms has "a private plunge pool that connects to the main canal, reflecting the omnipresence of water on Holbox."

Photo Credits: César Béjar