This luxury resort nestled in Uco Valley in Argentina includes private vineyards, secluded villas and a winery at the foot of the majestic Andes Mountains. Alberto Tonconogy y Asociados designed the property in a way that doesn't disturb the picturesque scenery and magic of Argentina's Cuyo region, yet offers a whole slew of delicious benefits - including a unique shading device that passively modulates temperatures.
The architects approach incorporated into their design the countless seasonally dry streams which flow down the mountain, choosing the largest ones as anchor points for the development process with a series of lagoons constructed near the hotel building. In order to accentuate the gorgeous look of the undisturbed landscape, the architects designed the building as a lightweight, minimalist structure dominated by ramps, trails and water features.
Automated battery parasols protect the facade facing the mountains. These can be closed in strong sunlight and selectively opened to allow light into the interior. The living and dining area, playroom and spa share a multi-purpose and multilevel area, while the rooms occupy the adjoining volume. These two zones, private and communal, are connected with a triple height space which also has a structural role in the event of an earthquake.
Photos by Daniela Mac Adden