Holiday home & hotel design

A spectacular combination of old and new: farm renovation in Mexico

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The buildings in Champoton in southeastern Mexico, which used to be used for cattle breeding and textile production, have now been converted by the architects from AS Arquitectura and R79 Arquitectura. The result is hacienda “Niop”. Where farm workers and economists used to work hard, today the Mexican upper class can find a retreat and enjoy the nostalgic flair. In an unmistakable and truly spectacular way, the architects have combined old and new and transformed the former farm into a weekend home with private retreats, a ballroom and a restaurant. The ruin with its rough and pigmented walls works harmoniously with modern design solutions that have recently been added and emphasize the authentic character of the building even more.

A spectacular combination of old and new: a former farm becomes a dreamlike hacienda

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The romantic hacienda consists of several individual structures, which are designed as separate retreats for more privacy. The charming little houses stand as independent constructions and, with their pigmented outer walls, are reminiscent of the historical past. The hotel’s guests have their own covered terrace with pool and direct access to the idyllic garden, which invites you to escape from everyday urban life. The facility is also perfect for weddings and other family celebrations.

architecture & Design: mix old and new

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When exploring the hacienda you will discover exotic vegetation and charming water features, which are just as much a part of the romantic concept. The staging of the landscape corresponds completely to the theme of “old and new”. As little as possible has changed the stock. The old chapel and the ancient wind turbine also contribute to the unmistakable character of the hacienda. Modern additions set targeted contrasts and emphasize the original charm of the building in a particularly attractive way. The complex lighting concept gives the hacienda that certain something and conjures up a noble touch in every season.

Hacienda “Niop” in Mexico: Between old and new

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If old and new are now viewed philosophically, they should not compete, but rather be presented in their value, complement each other and finally make a new whole. With this in mind, the architects have redesigned this dreamlike hacienda.

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* a project by R79 and AS Arquitectura