Swell Surf and Lifestyle Hotel

Contemporary Architecture and

Vernacular Methods in

El Paredon, Guatemala

Swell Surf and Lifestyle Hotel is a small hotel project in El Paredon, Guatemala. Designed by Elan Ibghy, in collaboration with Marie Bonnefond, the project seeks to blend traditional local construction methods with a contemporary architectural sensibility.

Swell Surf and Lifestyle Hotel: Contemporary Architecture and Vernacular Methods in El Paredon, Guatemala is a book that explores the process of settling in a remote village in Guatemala, joining the local community, and working in the vernacular construction landscape to build a uniquely local project. 

McGill University

Cultural Landscapes Seminar

Prof. Robert Mellin

Spring 2018

(Sample pages from the book)