Guaymas. Photo: EVTh

A Poetic Building in Mexico

I do not know if this building is still standing in the city of Guaymas, nearby the Gulf of California. I know it was in January 2012 because I looked at it. Its soul captured me.

A tangible architectural object looking towards the sea. The atmosphere of the construction reminded me the Japanese tradition of compressing the habitat. The poiesis of the building is strengthened by the sense of abandonment.

The construction is composed by a ground floor, three stories and a roof floor: all of them treated differently. The atmosphere of each level is unique. The solid walls at right and left allow the facade to concentrate in the Gulf of California.

Another source of lyricism is the palm tree planted aside the building. It is a vertical composition of natural and artificial worlds. A comfortable companionship.

I do not know if the building is still standing; yet, my encounter with it gave me the opportunity to understand that poetry dwells within walls.

Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas, Sonora. Mexico. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)
Guaymas, Sonora. Mexico. Ernesto Valero Thomas (EVTh)
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
Guaymas. Photo: EVTh
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