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Casa Silencio
Oaxaca, Mexico
Artisanal mezcal maker El Silencio has channeled its brand
into a remote boutique hotel in Oaxaca's agave-studded valleys.
Dubbed Casa Silencio, six guest suites join a working palenque, or
mezcal distillery, whose ancestral techniques inform the property's
aesthetic.
The hotel " pays homage to the mystical location from where the
[mezcal] craſt is so deeply connected, " says Vicente Cisneros, who
cofounded El Silencio with Fausto Zapata. To draw inspiration,
the partners traveled with Mexico City-based architect Alejandro
D'Acosta through Mexico's wine country and visited whiskey
distilleries in Scotland. The result is an experiential retreat where
guests can stand over pits of coal-roasted agave hearts, sip the
smoky spirit at a giant communal stone table, and unwind in private
rooms infused with a mezcal-inspired palett e of copper, burnt wood,
and volcanic rock.
Cisneros says D'Acosta's innovative approach to sustainable
construction complements the mezcal maker's made-by-hand ethos.
Casa Silencio's textured walls are made from local soil, clay, and sand,
which were compressed into blocks using a rammed earth technique.
Oaxacan carpenters turned repurposed wood into striking exterior
pillars, ceiling beams, and window frames. Mosaics of recycled mezcal
bott les lend transparency and artistry, while handcarved stone pieces
form bathroom sinks and monolithic sculptures.
Suites, too, brim with local craſt smanship: rugs handwoven in
the village of Teotitlán del Valle, curtains pedal-loomed in Mitla,
and wooden furnishings from San Andrés Huayapam. Designer
Martina D'Acosta, who is the architect's daughter, sought to balance
traditional Oaxacan elements with a contemporary feel, adding velvet
upholstery, copper lamps, and distressed leather pieces. The fi nishing
touches come in the form of an eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations,
and pott ery scatt ered among the suites and common areas, which
include a restaurant, plunge pool, and fi repit.
If the rugged surroundings are part of Casa Silencio's appeal, they
also represent unique challenges. Roads were repaired to off er bett er
access to the property, while solar panels provide onsite electricity.
Rainwater harvesting and water-reuse systems replenish the building,
which was designed and oriented to capture natural sunlight, breeze,
and insulation. But perhaps no feature bett er embodises the partners'
vision than the bespoke solar-powered tahona, a huge stone wheel
used in mezcal making. Casa Silencio is " a modern temple to ancient
tradition, " Cisneros says.
Casa Silencio is designed and oriented
to capture natural sunlight and breezes
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cityscene: miami
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interview: andy masi
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interview: sam fox
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casegoods
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monastero arx vivendi
casa silencio
hotel bohinj
thompson savannah
hd expo recap
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people
iida/hd product design winners
conference highlights
open table
ad index
back space: tara monsod
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