I was remiss in posting a construction update for June. Chalk it up to being too busy making sure actual construction work happened. 😉
Also crowding out opportunities to post an update: I gave a couple of interviews for travel and adventure publications, offering some insight into the eco-development process. If you’re interested in growing your understanding of sustainable design & architecture, you’ll want to read about Isla Palenque featured on GotSaga; and for a discussion of how we’re approaching resort development to create better travel experiences, tune into the interview I did for Outdoor Minded Mag.
Indeed, a lot has happened since the last update. We’ve started work on the “back of house” buildings (employee housing, administration, housekeeping, etc.), and are getting ready to put the roof on the resort buildings. Infrastructural work (roads, water, electrical) has been happening as well, but the progress that looks good in pictures is really just the building work. So, pictures of building progress, along with commentary, follow.
Just a coat of paint on the columns and beams, and a little electrical work, and our facilities maintenance shed will be complete. It’s already acting as a staging ground for steel prefabrication.
Slabwork for our employee housing is complete; pipes for plumbing can be seen poking through. Yesterday they started framing the walls.
This photo was taken from the same angle as the last photo in the previous update; as you can see we have since sheathed the exterior walls and installed the roof beams. Omar can be seen finishing up the purlins that will hold our roof panels.
View from the guestrooms located furthest back. On the left is another guestroom; on the right is the building housing our two suites (now seen from behind), and the concierge building is in the middle.
A photo from inside the same guestroom as the last: I took the liberty of adding a translucent layer where the ceiling will be. Most of our rooms, like this one, will have clerestory windows wrapping all the way around them, bringing in a lot of natural light and making the roof appear as if it is floating above the walls.