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Casona Sforza, located in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, presents a unique architecture inspired by the vernacular tradition.

The property stands out for its unusual structure, a reflection of its ecological commitment, revaluation of roots, and development of the local community. Commissioned from Mexican architect Alberto Kalach, the property comprises asymmetric volumes with clean lines that are harmoniously integrated into the landscape, and make use of the ancient techniques of arches and vaults.

The interior spaces comprise furnishings from regions well known for the quality of their crafts, such as rugs from Teotitlán del Valle, textiles from the Oaxaca Valley, hammocks, chairs and curtains from Yucatán, and palm lamps from Veracruz. These are combined with decorative elements and amenities from the Oaxacan highlands, where they are made by potters, cabinetmakers, farmers, and beekeepers in the workshops of Pueblo del Sol.

Photo: Courtesy of Casona Sforza

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