The Design Project From Víctor Legorreta and Ken Fulk – Designer Ken Fulk and architect Víctor Legorreta combined forces to design the ultimate getaway in Mexico. Take a look!
The Mexican architect Víctor Legorreta and the interior designer Ken Fulk created a magical destination, near the beach, to stay in Mexico. The design project turned out so incredible to the point that they a created a full brand identity, including a unique logo, typeface, and color palette, to suit this memorable resort destination. You might know this playful design project as Casa Grande.
It all started when a close-knit family with a busy lifestyle wanted a vacation house like a place to escape, a place for family and friends to gather great memories and moments. That challenge was that they didn’t want a simple beach house, their dream was to create a truly remarkable destination that would be remembered.
The projects inspiration source emerged not only from the spectacular oceanfront setting but also in the clients and design team favorite memories of worldwide beach locations, like Tulum, St. Barts, Ibiza, Mykonos. The challenge of it was on transforming those special moments (references) to a real contemporary project.
According to the design team in charge of this house, since the beginning, the project had everything that needed to become something big, not only in scale but in aesthetic. The mission was to create something that gave to their visitors that sense of exploration when you aren’t quite sure what’s going to come next.
To achieve that goal, the Mexican architect, Víctor Legorreta, created a low-slung 30,000-square-foot house that slowly reveals itself as you enter. The last stop of this contemporary house will lead up to a room with a full view of the Sea of Cortez in all its splendor.
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In the Casa Grande, they were able to create the sense of “otherness”, that they wanted, almost like an oasis in the Baja desert. In fact, if you think about it the water features throughout the house gives to it the feeling of an island floating on the sea. Strong colors, different textures, and bold patterns in the interior decoration of the place takes you to different places of Mexico.
The mystery is quite common in Mexican architecture because it is an architectural style based on emotions and the sense of discovery.
Photography Credit: Douglas Friedman