Ignacia Guest House starts from the rescue of this old house in memory of whom was the former house keeper for more than 70 years.The concept of the project was created starting from the personality and documentary information about Mrs. Ignacia, from the chromaticpalette and gardening (inspired by the landscapes of Ignacia’s origin place, Guerrero) to the intimacy of spaces.
In a plot in Colonia Roma, Mexico City, a 1913’s mansion, a neoclassical villa style construction with characteristic architecture of the neighborhood, was rescued.
We preserved the original floor plan but were assigned the use of the spaces. Moldings, plaster work and historical finishes were restored. The windows frames and original doors were preserved, and the wood stave floors were rescued.
The historic building includes the entrance hall, reception, library, dining room, kitchen and the Black Guest Room (master suite), all along with a common concept of nude color used in the interiors of the building.
Acompletely new building was built in the space where the service rooms used to be to house the rest of the guestrooms: Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow which are vertically arranged around the central patio. With terraces and a harmonious chromaticpalette, each guest room creates environments in tune with the complex.
The interior furniturecreates a dialogue between tradition,past, modernism and contemporaneityincludingdesignerfurnituresuch as Eileen Gray, Eero Saarinen, SergeMouille, Sean Dix and James Tan, likewise the spaces are complemented by pieces of contemporary design: A-G, Bo Concept, PECA and Jonathan Adler. Pieces of the artisanworkshop pieces of the pottery master José Cervantes, from San Agustín Oapan, Guerrerocomplement the project.