The architecture studio directed by João Boto Cæiro has created a boutique hotel with a design where harmony with the surroundings and the contrast between the exterior structure and the cozy interior enhance the sensory experience.
The building, designed by João Boto Cæiro for RootStudio, is situated in Oaxaca. It was developed in accordance with the rhythms of an organic and sculptural planning method. Boto Cæiro shaped the building in such a manner that it maintained the specific characteristics of the land surface—adapting itself to the natural slope of the terrain—and alternating the spaces, proportions, light and shadow with the endemic vegetation and raw materials such as concrete, timber, and glass.
The result is a unique lodging with a restaurant, panoramic pool and 11 rooms each with their own atmosphere and layout. Guests can enjoy the eclectic character of this building with four double-height stories, in combination with landscaping by Luis Zárate—renowned for his work on Oaxaca's Ethnobotanical Garden—that introduces cacti, pochote trees, pitayas, and aquatic plants to the gardens, courtyards, and terraces.
Directions: De la Cruz 7, Agencia Municipal de San Felipe del Agua, 68020 San Felipe del Agua, Oax.