Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos unveils sinuous Chablé Mar de Cortés hotel in Mexico - architecture and design

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos unveils sinuous Chablé Mar de Cortés hotel in Mexico



Mexican firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has released plans for a hotel in Baja California Sur with creature-like concrete suites integrated within a sloping desert.
Luxury resort chain Chablé enlisted the firm to create the resort for a site located north of La Pax, Mexico on the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortés.
Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos' design for the Chablé Mar de Cortés comprises a series of pods with concrete roofs built onto the hilly, arid plot. In renderings of the project, the suites resemble large sea creatures clinging onto the existing terrain on the peninsula of Baja California.

"In Chablé Sea of Cortés, a single constructive element is expressed as a large organic roof that forms oscillations along the volumetry, being roof, wall and access road at the same time," said Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos principal Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro. "This is a naturalistic surface that blurs the line between landscape and architecture," the studio said. "It is architecture as landscape and landscape as architecture."

Spanning 64,912 square metres, the Chablé Sea of Cortés resort will feature 50 hotel suites, a beachfront amenities building, a lobby and a restaurant all designed in a similar style.
The masterplan comprises hotel rooms arranged in branches that run parallel to the hill; they will be built at a 23-degree angle to the slope to allow for seafront views. Native vegetation will be planted across the striated c...
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