HPQE
 

Pajarera Palenque Hotel.

Palenque. Chiapas

HPQE.

The hotel is subdivided in four autonomous bodies, four separate buildings that try to integrate into the jungle atmosphere of its surroundings (characteristic of maintaining the tree’s foliage green and lush) , but remain apart from the streets that limit the lot, supporting the need for privacy. Each building contains a central open patio and a nucleus of vertical communication to keep them between 4 to 5 stories high with four rooms per floor. Four differentiated bodies are covered in rings of continuous strips made of green colored polycarbonate, forming the room terraces. Each garden deploys its arms (one, two, three) on each floor (north, south, east) to touch the exterior skin and provide constant ventilation. These open areas allow for light, air and a view of the surrounding vegetation, and have the proportion of an added room at double height.  They are covered with a facade that tries to camouflage and at the same time stand out like a light that shines through the thickness. 

This division of four small construction pieces allows the preservation of the 37 preexisting tropical trees; here they are shown in order of appearance from the topographic survey:  patastillo | patastillo | patastillo | coconut | jobillo | maca | patastillo | patastillo | maca | coconut | patastillo | jobillo | patastillo | patastillo | maca | canshan | maca | maca | patastillo | caracolillo | mulato | caracolillo | maca | canshan | patastillo | maca | caracolillo | maca | maca | maca | jobillo | moral | patastillo | maca | maca | maca | patastillo. 

 

 

Credits:

37. Hotel Pajarera Palenque| Conceptual and Architectonic Project | Client: Encargo Privado | Authors: José de Villar, Carlos Chacón| Photography: María Carmona| Palenque. Chiapas. 2014