The Amazing Design Project of Ken Fulk And Víctor Legorreta – The Mexican architect, Víctor Legorreta, and the interior designer, Ken Fulk, combined forces to create a magical destination near the beach, in Mexico.
Casa Grande, is the name that the design team decided to give to it. This design project turned out to something so “grande” (the Spanish term for big) and incredible that they decided to create a full brand identity, including a unique logo, typeface, and color palette, to suit this memorable resort destination.
In the beginning, it all started when a close-knit family with a busy lifestyle wanted a vacation house, out of the ordinary, 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 emerged from two different places: the spectacular oceanfront setting, but also from the clients and design team favorite memories of worldwide popular beach locations (like Tulum, St. Barts, Ibiza, and Mykonos). The main mission was to incorporate all of that into a real contemporary project.
The sense of exploration is what they wanted to transmit to its guest, like that feeling when you aren’t quite sure what’s going to come next. According to the design team, this house had everything that needed to become something big, not only in scale but in aesthetic. Strong colors, different textures, and bold patterns, that takes you to different places of Mexico, were incorporated into the interior decoration of the contemporary house.
Víctor Legorreta, manage to create a low-slung 30,000-square-foot house that slowly reveals itself as you enter. The last stop of this contemporary house and perfect hangout place is in a room with a full view of the beautiful Sea of Cortez.
At the Casa Grande, Víctor Legorreta and Ken Fulk were able to create that sense of “otherness”, that they desperately wanted, reminding us of an oasis in the Baja desert. Fun Fact: If you think about it the water features throughout the house gives to it the feeling of an island floating on the sea. This kind of 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