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El Perdido
by Estudio ALA

El Perdido by Estudio ALA. Photo is by Iwan Baan.

Estudio ALA has designed El Perdido, which embraces Baja California Sur's historical roots and material culture.

Traditional building techniques have been used in novel applications to foster new behaviors in a region where tradition is being lost to rapid development.

Estudio ALA considers how desert tourism might foster the sustainable development of territory to champion environmental health and the well-being of local communities.

In a region where the corrosion of culture and tradition is being accelerated by rapid development, El Perdido provides a glimpse to the past while suggesting a potential design language for the future.

In order to dissipate established hierarchies, traditional building techniques have been embraced in novel applications and recast to foster new behaviors.

This project has been longlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Estudio ALA
Project: El Perdido

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