Maya Sorabjee


Projects
Writing
About

Maya Sorabjee


Projects
Writing
About

Hotel Esencia


Working alongside the hotel’s in-house construction team, I led the design of a new villa for an existing hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, for which we created a series of sequential rooms softened by a hand-tooled feel. The villa is a study in traditional Mexican craft: it includes tiles made in Guadalajara, rugs in Oaxaca, regional stones, and furniture carved in Cancun from local woods. Nearly everything is fixed into the structure, the simplicity and stolidness of it inversely creating a lightness of feeling.

Drawing Set
Furniture Set
Studio Giancarlo Valle
Xpu Há, Quintana Roo, Mexico
2021—2022

Phases
Schematic design, detailed design, construction documents, construction administration