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 -