A new center for creative studies in Oaxaca, central. The space acts as gallery and residence, housing a series of international artists visiting throughout the year. Artist will be selected by the community and will have an opportunity to expand their practice while learning local indigenous techniques in areas such as textiles, tile making, plastic arts, culinary arts and ceramics.
Fusing modern aesthetic with traditional materials, the space provides a contemporary take on Oaxaca's unique approach to fine craftsmanship.
The center straddles the line between public and private. Seen here as both storefront and private residence, the facade glows at dusk, promoting connections with passing commuters. The open approach is juxtaposed with the often more opaque and closed off facades the uniquely make the typical urban street walls in Mexico.
A perforated geometric clay facade called “celosia” invites the community in while providing an ideal space for creative reflection.