Artist Carlos Paez Vilero was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1923. year. He bought land along the east coast of picturesque Punta Ballena in 1958, and built a small wooden house there, which for a long time was called “Casapueblo” (“Wooden House”).
This whitewashed structure, reminiscent of Mycenae in Greece, was built step by step by the artist himself, then this place became for him not only a home, but also a studio-museum. Gradually he added guest rooms and by 1968 this little house had grown. And even later, he opened part of the Casapueblo for tourists as a hotel. The above photo is his first creation called “Casapueblo” in Uruguay. The photos below are also his work, which is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The house was named “Bengala” after the Bengal tiger. The original structure sits on the edge of a vast garden hidden in the rainforest. The house with galleries and domes was designed in the style of his previous work – Casapueblo.
Another unusual building is located near the “Bengala” house, it was used as an artist’s studio.
In the circular living room, at the heart of the Bengala home, natural light comes right through the roof:
This is the domed ceiling in the living room:
Round lines and textured walls envelop every room of the house, where an atmosphere of comfort and warmth reigns.
Every corner is a new discovery. Behind the bar is an old railing from a train.
From the front door, a staircase is visible, also reflecting the oval features of the house. She opens before us a library decorated with statues and totems that were brought from Africa.
This large entrance hall leads to the guest room.
This corridor connects the main sector to the guesthouses, which acts as a separate house with a living room, kitchen and even its own bar.
Here is the guest bedroom, which retains the style that is present throughout the house, but the artist has moved away from the traditional white color of the walls:
This bedroom is located in a separate building, not far from the main house, through the sugar cane plantations.
The table is clad in ceramic tiles and encapsulated around a fig tree and palm trees that work like a natural parasol. Chairs made from wicker invite you into a peaceful environment.
All the upstairs bedrooms lead to a large terrace that sits amid white domes.
The cement domes were perforated with bright crystals, inspired by coral reefs and marine life.
And here is the artist himself: