The designers behind this hotel in Mexico’s Todos Santos borrowed the ‘dynamism of the natural motion of the desert’ to sculpt its rippling concrete exterior.
The pair took direct inspiration from the sandy Todos Santos landscape and the winds that shape and reshape it across the course of the seasons. ‘We worked without hard lines, imagining each and every contour of its topography as if shaped by desert gusts rather than pen on paper,’ says the duo.
Paradero Hotel comprises a series of undulating concrete structures in a sandy tone that blends with the ground it sits on. They wind their way past palms and cacti – all of which are local to the area, and chosen by designer Polen Paisaje to give guests an authentic experience of desert flora. Pathways are made using sand, to encourage visitors to go barefoot.
Rooms at the hotel (which start at $715 per night) include garden suites, complete with stargazing hammocks, as well as cacti view sky suites, which offer panoramic rooftops and outdoor fire pits. Guests can also book themselves into a master casita, which is a three-level residence that includes its own plunge pool.