Solaz Los Cabos by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos: 2019 Best of Year Winner for Resort
At Solaz Los Cabos, an expansive luxury resort on the Sea of Cortés, Mexico City–based firm Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos took care to integrate the architecture with the landscape. Unembellished, low- and mid-rise whitewashed buildings are tucked into the oceanfront hillside—long, green-roof, single-story structures that step down to the water among them. The interiors, too, have been designed to be at one with the 24-acre surroundings. Totaling over 1.6 million square feet, encompassing 128 hotel rooms, 147 time-share units, and 39 apartments as well as a multitude of amenities, they draw on such natural materials as travertine and tropical hardwood. The open-air hotel lobby features marble flooring, reflecting pools, and sculptural seating and tables in parota wood by Mexican artist César López Negrete. Rooms in the terraced section open to private patios and ocean-view plunge pools. Next to the spa’s saltwater thalassotherapy pool, a cylindrical treatment room is encircled by two layers of Himalayan salt bricks. In between the layers, a transparent acrylic structure houses LEDs, so the whole entity glows.
Project Team: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas; Javier Sordo Madaleno De Haro; Alejandro Coeto; Boris Pena; Nadia Borrás; Enrique Ralph; Guillermo Márquez; Greg Leiner; Pilar Ocejo; Gabriela Mondragón; Andoni Barcón; Héctor Galaz; Maripaz Coto; Melissa Peña; Rossy León; Luz Edith Osuna; Keshin Fuhrmann; Ingrid Flores; Fernanda Patiño; Regina Jarque; Alejandro Gómez-Moncada; Marcia Mejía; Miguel Galindo; Cristina Ramos; Alejandra Angeles.