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 -