Wabi House was designed by Tadao Ando Architect and Associates and BAAQ’ collaborated as associated architects on the development of the executive project and construction coordination. It is located on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, 30 minutes from the city of Puerto Escondido on a site of 25 hectares. Wabi House is a foundation created by artist Bosco Sodi which aims to promote the exchange of ideas between artists of various disciplines and local communities. All spaces in Wabi House have been designed to accentuate the landscape of the area. Facilities include six private bedrooms, two shared studies, a multipurpose room, a screening room, an exhibition gallery, a sculpture garden and multiple recreational areas.
“Wabi” is derived from the Japanese wabi sabi, a concept designating an aesthetic ideal or way of life that finds beauty in imperfection, impermanence, accident and depth of nature. The entire project was built in exposed concrete under Tadao Ando’s guidelines and traditional palapas from the coast.
Design © Tadao Ando Architect and Associates
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Images © Edmund Sumner