Thursday, March 4, 2010


"Casapueblo" ("House-Village") in Uruguay designed by Artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, he was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1923. Carlos Páez Vilaró purchased a sea-front property on eastern Uruguay's scenic, then-desolate Punta Ballena, in 1958, building a small, wooden lodge that over time became "Casapueblo".

The sprawling compound, a whitewashed cement structure reminiscent of Mykonos, was built in stages by the artist to resemble the mud nests created by the region's native hornero birds, and became his home, atelier and museum. Though he resided in his "living sculpture" by 1968, Carlos Páez Vilaró continued to add on the structure at his desire, at times adding a room for a particular guest. He later opened a section of Casapueblo to tourism as a hotel.

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