MAPA Reaches New Heights at Uruguay's Sacromonte Crafted Wines & Landscape Hotel

At Sacromonte Crafted Wines & Landscape Hotel in Pueblo Edén, Uruguay, MAPA built a chapel from little more than a pair of cross-laminated pine structural panels. Photography by Tali Kimelman.

Steel grating forms the floor of the chapel. Photography by Tali Kimelman.

Its roof rises to 20 feet above the vineyard. Photography by Tali Kimelman.

A guest cabin’s deck wraps around a hot tub. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Passing through one of the chapel’s CLT panels, a box in steel, onyx, and glass contains an elaborately dressed figure of the Virgin Mary. Photography by Tali Kimelman.

Three custom 8-foot-long kaleidoscopes dot the landscape. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

They’re made of the same CLT as the chapel. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The mirrored acrylic lining fractures a hillside view. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

After using a portable replica to select placements and views, kaleidoscopes were assembled with hand-held tools then secured with steel legs and poured concrete footings. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Acacia logs, not intended to be used as firewood, stack up in front of a cabin wall. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Locally quarried marble blocks became the base of a picnic table. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The property covers 250 acres. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

The cabin’s paneling is oak-veneered. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Antonio Bonet, Juan Kurchan, and Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy designed the living area’s vintage sling chair. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

For additional sleeping space, each cabin’s nook contains a daybed. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Floor tile is ceramic. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Anodized aluminum frames a bathroom window. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

Louvered oak-veneered doors slide across the sleeping area and bathroom. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

One-way mirrored glass contrasts with the fieldstone foundation. Photography by Leonardo Finotti.

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