While at VOA, I’ve been creating a timeshare project for a Mexican client. His family owns a property in San Jose del Cabo and he asked me to redevelop the hotel into a larger, more dense timeshare unit.
the property is about 3 hectare along the beach, with beautiful views to the sunset. He asked for a project with “no bad views,” meaning no one looks out over the road.
This frees up the roadside elevation to have a design composition reflective of the desert. The wind softly sculpts the rocks and the sand into these tiny round shapes, and once in a while arroyos – canyons – fertilize little valleys trickling down from the high sienna mountains. The landscape is quite beautiful and majestic.
The entry provides the air-beaten traveller a lush, green rectangle trickling with misty water that provides a vertical rain forest. As a slightly elongated “golden mean” rectangle, this vertical forest exaggerates a sense of rest and relaxation. As the guesty, dusty and hot from his travels, steps out of the car he may stand under a waterfall washing free his cares, an aquatic gateway through which he steps onto a plaza. He will see the vast Pacific ocean embraced by the two arms of the resort.