Guayacan Pavillion / Ambrosi I Etchegaray
Textual content description offered by the architects. After discovering sprouts of the endangered and endemic Guaiacum coulteri species, Fundación Casa Wabi created a nursery for the care and copy of Guayacan tree. The Guayacan Nursery is discovered upon getting into the world of Casa Wabi space, subsequent to the doorway. It’s the first pavilion by location and the fourth intervention inside this advanced. Nevertheless, as a result of its situation of being half underground, and surrounded by vegetation, it might seem unnoticed.
Contact a tree at night time. What does it let you know?
Now place your ear upon the trunk. What do you hear?
Do it once more within the morning, through the wet season, within the following months, and through the season of drought. What’s totally different?
Is it not apparent that the whole lot is altering?
That we must always all transition between warmth and chilly, between water and thirst, between presence and void, between life and dying?
From these beginnings and resistances, the wabi-sabi structure of Guayacán Pavilion was born. The work is an expression of materiality and area itself, the place the structure, developed by the workplace of AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY, conceived a nursery that in its transition throughout area and time advantages from its deterioration or its assimilation into the panorama, into nature, the origin of all issues. With minimal use of supplies, it finds its most expression in presenting and nurturing the “Guaiacum Sanctum L. Zygophyllaceae”, colloquially often called Guayacán, is an endemic tree included within the SEMARNAT listing of endangered species.
With the aim of defending the species, Casa Wabi, with help from the Environmental Administration Unit (UMA), determined to create a nursery for the care and copy of the Guayacán. A undertaking that, from its inception, the authors understood the architect would solely be a medium for the expressions that nature supplied, so that they conceived of a brand new nursery that invitations the customers and guests to descend into the ensuing paths beneath the bottom stage that allowed for a more in-depth interplay to the bushes with a purpose to understand the temperature, the humidity of the environment, the move of air, and the connection between the species and the groundwater.
By an imperfect magnificence and magnificence in austerity, the pavilion opens with a big shade that features as the doorway threshold whereas concurrently producing a resting place for the employees and guests the place the solar, water, and air develop into obvious and invite us to look at the Guayacán shut up, to acquaint or reacquaint ourselves with it in a setting that expresses the depth, emotion, intelligence, and mysticism. One continues to stroll via the seedlings that ensue upon a sequence of labor tables whose type are the stays of the excavation. By this transformation in stage, the place the ethic seeks to take care of the setting in addition to to respect those that work there, the personnel in control of the crops considerably cut back bodily exertion as they clear and take care of the brand new bushes on the work tables and keep away from bending over to work on the floor. Guayacán Pavilion is undoubtedly a piece of latest structure that’s dedicated to an aesthetic, the environment, the passage of time, and the take care of our land.