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March 4, 2014
A fusion of coolness and warmth on the Quintana Roo coast

A fusion of coolness and warmth on the Quintana Roo coast

Design and architecture projects a ‘cool’ quality when it is simple; geometric; sleek; unadorned; in radiant color. In contrast, it intimates a ‘warm’ ambience when it is decorative; textured; patterned; handcrafted; in muted colors. At NIZUC Spa & Resort, architect and interior designer Alejandro Escudero has fused architectural and decorative elements of ‘cool’ and ‘warm,’ inspired by the environment and natural landscape of NIZUC’s Cancun location.

NIZUC occupies a stunning, yet secluded, spot on Mexico’s warm Quintana Roo coast where it touches the cool blue waters of the Mesoamerican Reef. Here, a series of box-like architectural volumes sit long and low along the sandy coastline. They are adorned with decorative features such as decking and awnings that enhance and emphasize geometry and linearity; and wooden horizontal slats and patterned encasements that add unassuming detail.

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March 4, 2014
The indigenous spirit of NIZUC Resort & Spa

The indigenous spirit of NIZUC Resort & Spa

Inspired by the local setting, architect and interior designer Alejandro Escudero has sought to integrate the NIZUC Resort & Spa with its natural and spiritual surroundings through architecture, landscaping, and decoration. Escudero has used natural materials, reinstated indigenous flora, and incorporated references to the native ecosystem to create a subtle backdrop to the stunning and enchanting landscape of the Quintana Roo coast.

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March 4, 2014
Delight your visual senses at Terra Nostra and Ramona

Delight your visual senses at Terra Nostra and Ramona

NIZUC Resort & Spa offers it guests the choice of ten restaurants, bars, and lounges; each renowned for their culinary excellence and atmospheric design. Here, we take a look at the design of Terra Nostra and Ramona, in which architect and interior designer Alejandro Escudero has recycled industrial objects and colonial-era decorative arts.

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February 14, 2014
Del Mar Escapes

Del Mar Escapes

Del Mar Escapes offers travelers a collection of private luxury rental villas dotting a two-mile expanse of exquisite beach along the Sea of Cortez in Los Cabos. The ultimate in decadence, Del Mar's seaside resort communities are utterly private, and your stay will be meticulously planned in advance of your arrival. The private beach club, elite fitness club and family-friendly programs meet the needs of a wide range of travelers.

Los Cabos sits at the southern tip of the California Baja Peninsula, and includes the history-steeped town of San Jose del Cabo. Serene and relaxed, San Jose del Cabo attracts nature lovers and those seeking a glimpse of Mexico's Colonial past. Hike through the remote Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de la Laguna to see indigenous plants and animals, or stroll through Plaza Mijares, a shaded public square surrounded by a mission church and friendly cafes. You'll get the villa lifestyle while enjoying the perfect small town.

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