Gallery: Mexico’s Hotel Básico is Designed with Recycled Petroleum Indu...

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Designed by architecture firm Central de Arquitectura and interior designer Héctor Galvan , the 15-bedroom Hotel Básico in Playa del Carmen, Mexico breaks the norms of what one might typically associate with hotel design. Acknowledging the impact of the oil industry on the Caribbean region of Mexico, the designers built the hotel —right down to the rooftop swimming pools—from recycled industrial materials.

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