Observing Through Architecture

Valle de Guadalupe is located just a few miles North of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. It is known for its vast wine production and agriculture industry. The project consists of a series of units and a common space that is to be used as a winery, an event space and a restaurant for tourism. In addition, it has a market which serves as catalyst for social interaction not only for tourism but for the entire community. The main idea of this project was to produce architecture as a viewing artifact, instead of architecture as a viewing end. This allowed me to explore different prototypes to examine reflections, sight compression and sight decompression. The result is a series of units which are placed in an undulated rhythm to explore the views and the atmosphere that produces inside and outside of the units while having the ability to enjoy the natural views through the porosity of the architecture.

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture

Observing-Through-Architecture