Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Glimpse & Gander: La Purificadora

Legorreta + Legorreta's renovation of a 19th-Century water purification factory in Puebla, Mexico resulted in this simple and elegant top-tier boutique hotel: La Purificadora.  The high-contrast center stair floats above the dramatically lit lobby and the bright upholstery sets itself apart from the strong yet open architecture.  Every material has a purpose and a place, with no distracting or unneeded decoration.  It's officially on my list of must-stay hotels!