Nestled on Mexico’s Pacific coast, a new design typology has emerged in NICO Sayulita, a new hospitality experience by interdisciplinary Seattle-based studio HYBRID and Mexico City’s Palma. Together, the design duo has created an architecture that’s truly unique in its ability to bridge nature and comfort, private and public, ancient and modern.
From the street the building seems almost deconstructed, as you first encounter concrete grids that are intermittently covered to create building volumes, and in other locations left open to form outdoor gathering spaces, courtyards, pools, and spas. Between the concrete springs are all manner of local flora, and just beyond one can see the canopy of the jungle that sweeps down to meet the ocean below. NICO is designed to either be rented in its entirety for a large group of friends or family, or it can be rented by suite, so individual groups, couples or travelers can stay together in an effortlessly communal environment.
“NICO combines the autonomy of a vacation rental with the arrangements and common spaces of a boutique hotel,” said Robert Humble, a founding partner of HYBRID. “This allows an extended family or group of friends to rent the entire complex with each guest or couple having their own private suite while providing generous common spaces for group gathering.”
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