architecture and research practice et al. have designed a new center for creative studies in oaxaca, mexico.
architecture and research practice et al. have designed a new center for creative studies in oaxaca, mexico. 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.
by fusing contemporary aesthetic with traditional materials, et al.‘s designed space provides a unique take on oaxaca’s approach to fine craftsmanship. the center straddles the line between public and private. seen as both storefront and a private residence, the façade glows at dusk, promoting connections with passing commuters. the open approach is juxtaposed with the often more opaque and closed off façades that make the typical urban street walls in mexico.