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Las Cruces Lookout Point

Elemental

Shared By

Angela Cook


Project Name

Las Cruces Lookout Point

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2010

Size

148 sq. meters


Team

  • Alejandro Aravena


Type

Cultural

Project Description

FROM THE ARCHITECT: 

We were one of several firms asked to re-imagine rest stops along a Mexican pilgrimage route. Building in such a remote place should generate an architecture able to age as if it were a natural element. So, we thought of a kind of hollowed stone, bent to rest calmly on the hill side, and whose only purpose is to offer pilgrims a resting place with dark shadows, cross-ventilation and two vantage points, one: a view over the path they walked for a hundred kilometers to arrive there, the other, the landscape ahead.
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