Sacromonte Landscape Hotel Shelters
Carapé Mountain Range, Maldonado, Uruguay
Sacromonte is an invitation to approach the world of fine wines in a remote natural setting, where sophistication and the rudimentary coexist in a new experience of the landscape.
★ Selection TIME Magazine 2019 World’s Greatest Places
★ Winner Best of the Year Award Interior Design Magazine 2018: Small Resort, New York, USA
★ Winner Surface Travel Awards 2018: Resort, New York, USA
★ Finalist Dezeen Awards 2018, London, UK
★ Finalist Archdaily Bulding of The Year
A prefab experience of the landscape.
The modular metal structure, a blend of steel framing and light steel framing, gives preference to constructive simplicity and the efficient use of materials. Finishing is simple and expressive. Materials are used in harmony with their nature.
In sharp contrast, the walls supporting the prefab modules are built onsite with local stones and take diverse organic shapes adapted to each placement. Circular pools, composing a new sensory experience of the landscape, complement them.
The space is organized in a sequence of longitudinal layers of different thicknesses, between which daily life develops. The rear plane of the cabins is composed by piles of wood logs, reminiscent of woodpiles typical of lifestyles in natural settings.
The following layer hosts the wet areas such as the bathroom and the kitchen, a fireplace and a reading nook ideal for just reading or sleeping a siesta, sheltered by the landscape. Separated by a wood plane, follows the main space containing the bedroom, living and dining room, which opens fully onto the landscape it is inserted in and of which it is an integral part.
The façade is composed by a sheet of one-way mirror, covering the cabin with an almost magical effect, creating a tense limit between both the camouflage and the rhythm of nature and the unreal sheen of technology and modern times.
Partners: Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado.
Project Team: Pablo Courreges, Diego Morera, Emiliano Lago, Fabián Sarubbi, Sandra Rodríguez, Rafael Solano, Agustín Dieste, Alba Álvarez, Marcos Gómara, Victoria Reibakas.
Photography: Leonardo Finotti, Tali Kimelman
Total Area: 110 ha
Engineering Project: Lagomarsino & Asoc.
Windows: Alushop+Alumex (Sapa)
Woodwork: Cosia y Pombo
Furniture: Estudio Claro, Estudio Diario, BoConcept
Lighting: Trios Lighting (Marset)
Marbles: Anibal Abbate
Solar panels: Chromagem
Green Roof: Ecotelhado
Woods: Maguinor Maderas