The site for Mar Adentro-eight
acres of land along the coast of the Sea
of Cortez in Baja California Sur-offered
nothing, and at the same time, everything
Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragonés
"I have always imagined that an oasis
is obtaining the counterpoint of a site,
what psychologically creates more drive,"
explains Aragonés, who is also the owner
and developer of the project through his
company Grupo Encanto (this is Encanto's
second property; the first is in Acapulco). "In
Mexico City, the contrast could be finding
a haven or refuge, whereas in Cabo that
necessity is water."
Fittingly named "the sea inside,"
Aragonés' minimalist architecture and
design-inspired by the pure desert-meetssea horizon he saw when he first visited
the property-"makes the ocean stand out,
brought into the foreground." A series of
white box-like volumes angled toward the
sea seem to float on the surrounding pools of
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