Skylights, winding concrete stairways, and unexpectedly placed window frames that bathe the bedrooms in the serene afternoon light give the circular interior a sense of whimsy.
What sets Martínez apart is his effort to disrupt the problematic food systems that have left out the voices of the farmers. He focuses on sustainable practices that include minimizing food waste, sourcing ingredients seasonally, and employing indigenous and local growers.
The artistic hospitality is paralleled, if not exceeded, by the vibrant food scene, which visitors should dive into—mouth first.
Helle Mardahl’s lavish glassware is a whimsical twist on the more traditional (and stagnant) table setting.
“My inspiration or my way of creating comes from a merger, both Africa and Europe,” Emaga says.
Monte Uzulu, one of the newest boutique hotels to hit the state of Oaxaca sets itself apart with mindful precautions taken during development to create a sustainable jungle retreat only five minutes’ walking distance from the glittering Pacific Ocean.
3-D visualization is 2020’s version of trompe l’oeil, a technique used to trick the viewer by using points of view and imagery that makes a flat image appear three-dimensional.
Teeming with vibrant marine life, the geometric sculptures moored to the sea floor allowed swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkellers to swim through the artwork suspended in nature.