Fasano Las Piedras – Punta Del Leste Houses, Uruguay

Fasano Las Piedras, Uruguay Property, Punta del Este Buildings, Pictures, Design, Architect

Fasano Las Piedras, Punta del Este

Residences in Uruguay – design by Isay Weinfeld, architects

18 Aug 2011

Fasano Las Piedras

Design: Isay Weinfeld

Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay

Las Piedras Fasano is a hospitality complex in Punta del Este, Uruguay. It combines private homes, hotel bungalows and other amenities – spa, equestrian center, golf and polo fields and a 3-km beach stretch on the riverside of Arroyo Maldonado – spreading across vast 480 hectares dominated by a dramatic and dazzling landscape: arid, rocky, with sparse low vegetation.

Fasano Las Piedras Fasano Las Piedras Punta del Este Punta del Este houses Fasano Las Piedras Uruguay

The scenery inspired the previous owner to erect, with the rocks found in the area, his home and studio. Upon our arrival to the first land reconnaissance visit, we had no doubt those buildings – rustic and of unique workmanship – should be preserved. The detailed study of the program/client brief led us to resort to scattering the units making up the complex, conceived and distributed as isolated modules that “landed naturally” on the terrain, a solution intended at preventing the erection of massive buildings or volumes that might excessively interfere with the landscape.

Fasano Las Piedras Fasano Las Piedras Punta del Este Punta del Este houses Fasano Las Piedras Uruguay

It also led to the decision of setting the hotel reception and the Las Piedras Restaurant at the ancient home and, at the studio, the Fasano Restaurant. Once the urban master plan for the development was defined, the renovation project of both buildings started. Very few interventions were made to the studio, built on the highest point of the property and offering prime views of the surroundings: internally, the wooden walls, floors, doors, windows and ceilings were kept; externally, a new wooden deck, at a lower level, was added to the existing one.

Fasano Las Piedras Fasano Las Piedras Punta del Este Punta del Este houses Fasano Las Piedras Uruguay

Interconnected to the studio, a completely new volume was built, to house the kitchen and supporting facilities: made of raw concrete and slightly lower than the stone house, it establishes a respectful relationship with it and does not stick out in the rocky landscape in any way.

All other structures – 20 bungalows (80m2 or 120m2), the spa, the swimming pool bar and the lounge for events – were built on the plot following the same concept, scattered around the property and laid just as the piedras themselves.

Fasano Las Piedras Fasano Las Piedras Punta del Este Punta del Este houses Fasano Las Piedras Uruguay

Fasano Las Piedras : Building Information

Project: Fasano Las Piedras Hotel
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Built: Feb 2011

Fasano Las Piedras Fasano Las Piedras Punta del Este

Fasano Las Piedras images / information from FD

Isay Weinfeld


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

Uruguay Architecture
Uruguay building
photo from architect

Punte Del Este Building

Edificio Acqua
Rafael Vinoly Architects
Edificio Acqua
photo © Roman Viñoly

Punte Del Este Building – housing complex

Uruguay Buildings

Montevideo 285
Vazio S/A Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Montevideo 285
image from architects

Montevideo 285 Building

Carrasco International Airport
Rafael Vinoly Architects
Carrasco Airport
image from architects

Uruguay Airport Building

Argentine Buildings

American Architects

Buildings / photos for the Fasano Las Piedras Uruguay page welcome

Fasano Las Piedras