camponovo baumgartner Michele Broglia
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Rincon del Mar, Colombia
The Dos Aguas Lodge is situated on a narrow site
that is only accessible by foot. The site stretches from the ocean to a fresh
water lagoon. A Caribbean garden with fruits lies at the heart of the lodge.
The garden can be considered as a local jungle; a place to cool down and to contemplate. It provides a contrast to the surroundings with
the myriad colours of the different plants. We built a spandel-braced structure
around the garden, made from the local round timber called «pino patula». The
construction carries little else than a thatched roof made from palm leaves.
All of the rooms and the communal spaces of the small hotel are located on one
floor level. They all have views of the garden. One hundred and fifty wooden
door leaves made from sugar cane wood create the inner façade. These doors
create a play of light and shadow in the rooms. The double and family rooms can
be accessed through the corridor in the back, which is plastered with ochre
adobe. Both the location and the material used provide cooled rooms. The
building was developed with a cooperative of local craftsmen. All of the
furniture, including the lamps and the washbasin, as well as other elements of the
facility were manufactured in small local manufacturers.