NICO Sayulita / Hybrid + PALMA
Textual content material description provided by the architects. Immersed throughout the jungle-lined coast of Sayulita, Mexico—a bohemian surf metropolis an hour north of Puerto Vallarta—is NICO, a micro hospitality experience with elevated suites, open-air widespread areas, and boutique hotel-style comforts. Crafted by Seattle-based construction and enchancment company, HYBRID, in collaboration with Mexico Metropolis-based construction company, Palma.
NICO affords a singular lodging environment the place each space has been thoughtfully designed for people to experience the distinctive setting and be a part of with each other in areas that sit inside a diversified gradient of privateness and openness. The developing reads as a two-level building from the street, after crossing a bridge over the precept pool the particular person discovers the rest of this technique by really descending into the jungle. Indoor and out of doors areas combine all by the developing in a concrete grid building, exploring thresholds and profiting from the native native climate with a totally open diploma that welcomes the ocean breeze and immerses pals in nature.
As quickly as inside, visitors uncover every personal and social areas with sudden viewpoints of the ocean and jungle. Views vary from ethereal and open on the rooftop to surrounding lush tree-tops on the middle diploma after which descending to a additional terrestrial diploma the place the “Jungle suite” is positioned—a room encircled by native foliage that includes a concrete built-in tub for a spa-like experience.
NICO’s 5 customer suites had been thought-about calming, tranquil areas that present the probability to embrace the surface with floor-to-ceiling dwelling home windows and particular spatial particulars like personal terraces along with custom-made furnishings by native artisans. The precept social diploma is accompanied by a lap pool detailed with artisanal turquoise-colored tile and surrounded by native greenery. The rooftop diploma incorporates a plunge pool offering spectacular views of the bay, the ocean, and the open sky framed with concrete beams paying homage to tropical modernism.
Suites may be utilized and rented in quite a few configurations, persistently modifying the best way wherein throughout which the developing is inhabited and allowing each an extended family or group of buddies to rent the whole superior, or for the suites to be individually occupied by separate groups. This equivalent flexibility is mirrored throughout the structural reasoning behind the enterprise. The grid-like building not solely permits for an setting pleasant structural system—in coherence with native developing customs—however moreover permits a doable programmatic mutation if wished.
The collaboration between Hybrid and Palma results in an fascinating technique that pulls from native developing traditions, nonetheless comprehends and reimagines primary architectural concepts, lastly giving rise to a latest, stylish, and autonomous architectural expression accompanied by one-of-a-kind and customised furnishings designed by rising Mexican designers which gives a playful character by means of materiality, color, and inventiveness.