Top interior designer Ken Fulk and architect Víctor Legorreta created an extraordinary and brilliant Luxury Hotel in Mexico, a tribute to Mexican Modernism. The owners of the hotel were clients for a long time and developed a friendship beyond work.
The client’s desire was to create a ” home that could accommodate groups of all sizes. A place to escape, a place for family and friends to gather, a place where they could cut loose and celebrate. But what they dreamed of was far from a simple beach house; they wanted to create a truly remarkable destination that would be a draw for generations to come.”
“The clients had long admired the work of the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, and they had hoped to one day have a house designed by his vaunted firm. Their initial request was for a singular home, unlike any they had seen. They took inspiration from the spectacular oceanfront setting and their favorite memories from beach locales around the globe—Tulum, St. Barts, Ibiza, Mykonos. The task of translating these references into a visual language fell to me.” said the interior designer.
Through the combined efforts of Ken Folk’s team, Víctor Legorreta and project architect Marcela Cortina Rodríguez, and the clients, who were personally committed during the process, the architecture and interior design project reflect the creativity and excellent taste of this team.
Handmade textiles found on travels throughout Mexico bring color and pattern to the rooms. “It was about more than simply building a beautiful house. It was about setting the stage for experiences.”
Custom encaustic cement tile from Oaxaca, Mexico adds whimsy to bathrooms throughout the house.
“We wanted to create a big surprise as you entered the house,” says Legorreta of the modest entrance that leads to a two-story central courtyard painted in the hot-pink hue. “This sense of mystery is very common in Mexican architecture. It is an architecture about emotions, one that keeps you discovering as you wander through it. From there you go to smaller courtyards and gardens of even smaller scale that create special atmospheres for the more intimate spaces.”
Source: Architectural Magazine
Ken Fulk | Douglas Friedman