MAPA assembles “simple and austere” Sacromonte Chapel in Uruguay over one day

Architecture studio MAPA has designed this simple prefabricated wooden chapel for a vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay, puncturing a black box through one of its slanted walls to provide a shrine for the patron saint of winemakers. The prefabricated open-air chapel is located in the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which forms part of The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel in Pueblo Edén. Brazilian and Uruguayan studio

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MAPA’s prefabricated cabins allow guests to survey Uruguayan vineyard

Mirrored glass and sliced logs form the facades of these prefabricated guest suites designed by MAPA, which are dotted across a vast vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay. The hotel suites stand on the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which is set within a valley of of dense grassland crossed by streams. MAPA, which has offices in Uruguay and Brazil, became

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Heritage building in Uruguay houses new bakery and cafe by Pedro Livni Arquitecto

Extending this historic home in the capital of Uruguay has allowed architect Pedro Livni to reconfigure living spaces into a cafe, and place a bakery in the courtyard. La Linda is an artisanal cafe and bakery built within a 1927 garden house in the country’s capital Montevideo. The bakery spaces required did not fit into

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Cotignola Staricco Tobler slots white office between warehouses in Montevideo

Uruguayan architecture firm Cotignola Staricco Tobler has sandwiched an all-white office building between shipping warehouses in the country’s capital, and included two pebbled courtyards on its second level. The building in Montevideo has an entirely white front facade and large windows, contrasting with the surrounding residential and industrial buildings. It was constructed for import business Prinzi

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Slatted timber doors unfold along house in Uruguay by Masa Arquitectos

Wooden panels open up in sections across the back of this concrete house in Uruguay, designed by local firm Masa Arquitectos. Measuring 969 square feet (90 square metres), Casa Marindia is located an hour outside the South American country’s capital Montevideo, in the beach town of Marindia. The rectangular house is made primarily of concrete, but

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A Prefab Placed In An Olive Grove

‘Retreat in Finca Aguy’ is a 115-square meter prefab designed by MAPA and constructed in a factory near Montevideo before being transported to an olive grove near Pueblo Edén.
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MAPA designs prefabricated house then ships it 200 kilometres to Uruguayan olive grove

This compact house was prefabricated in a factory near the Uruguayan capital, before being transported 200 kilometres by lorry to its destination – a picturesque olive grove surrounded by rolling hills (+ slideshow). Called Retreat in Finca Aguy, the 115-square-metre property was designed by MAPA, a studio with offices in Brazil and Uruguay. The firm has previously More

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Rafael Viñoly completes circular bridge spanning a Uruguay lagoon

Architect Rafael Viñoly has completed a ring-shaped road bridge that stretches across a lagoon on Uruguay’s southern coast (+ slideshow). Laguna Garzon Bridge was designed by Viñoly – a Uruguayan architect based in New York – to replace a raft crossing connecting the cities of Rocha and Maldonado. The concrete structure is raised above the water on cylindrical piles and provides a crossing for More

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Concrete holiday homes by Adamo-Faiden occupy Uruguay’s coastal woodland

Argentinian studio Adamo-Faiden has designed a group of concrete summer houses called Sociedad de Mar for a patch of forest on the coast of Uruguay (+ slideshow). Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden recently completed the first stage of the twenty-dwelling development near José Ignacio – a Uruguay fishing village that has become a popular resort town. A tall concrete residence with […]

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