Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Casa Wabi is an Artist’s retreat on Mexico’s south coast about an hour west of Puerto Escondido. The retreat is an arts establishment by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi, who also has a studio as part of the complex. Artists from around the world are hand selected to come and spend extended periods of time at the retreat. During their stay they must engage in an arts project that reaches out and engages the local community.

The main building is designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Located on a stretch of beach, it is connected by a 312-metre-long concrete wall that runs east-west through the complex of spaces. Individual artist live/work residences are located at the west end, communal and public spaces in the middle, and a gallery and Bosco’s studio to the east.

I will be posting a series of posts about this complex. I will also post about the garden surrounding the main building which contains pavilion works by the likes of Kengo Kuma, Bosco Sodi, Alvaro Siza, Ambrosi Etchegaray, Solano Benitez and Alberto Kalach.