Alison Rossiter, Kodak Ektalure G, expired November 1955
DOWNTOWN Mexico Hotel/DOWNTOWN Beds Hostel
Formerly a Colonial palace, the enchanting building was transformed into a contemporary hotel, beautifully washed in natural light and using native materials such as cement tiles, brick, and hand painted murals. Modern decor contrasting the palatial architecture is wonderfully composed and bursts of color add to the renewal of life. The elevator is original to the building and it is splendidly crafted in bronze and brass to further note the stripped brick wall of the chute.
The mix of finishes from wood, to stone, to metal along with the communal vanity with its brick sink grate perfectly align with the local flavors while still delivering a chic and linear association with current trends.
The vertical garden wall adorned with a bicycle adds a touch of whimsy and the rooftop pool and lounge provide a modern respite to take in the historical surrounds.
Archetypes is a series of typographic posters designed by Tres Tipos Gráficos in collaboration with Manuel Sesma. They created a unique effect for each print by superimposing the letters layer upon layer. The posters are available for purchase here.