Thursday, December 2, 2010

Adobe In Patzcuaro, Michoacan



A couple of years ago we stayed at the Hotel Villa Patzcuaro campground 
in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico and the owners son, Hernan Pimentel,
 is an architect and builder who has a passion for adobe and traditional building.




On their land next to the hotel and campground 
he was working on a kitchen and dining space.


Even in it's unfinished state it was already a beautiful building.


The craftsmanship in the use of the adobe, stone, and wood 
was exquisite and showed a deep understanding of the materials.


This also included a wood fired oven. 
Most of the lower kitchen cabinets in Mexico are made from concrete. 
I assume this is because of termites among other things.


This fire had been to warm the cool night air instead of a fire for cooking.


The roof above the oven is to protect the adobe from rain.


The oven has a sculptural quality to it.


The adobe bricks for this building were made on site.
To see that process check out my post from February 4th - 

1 comment:

  1. We also stayed there Ches and saw the bricks being made. That house is really pretty.

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