A collaborative effort from Entre Terras and Pablo Resende, clothing brand Haight’s São Paolo store is an exploration of light and surface. With blank walls and minimal furniture, the architecture focuses on the visitor’s experience and movement through the space, rather than decoration. Built around the building’s original layout, textured sculptural walls guide patrons to each section of the shop. In the centre, an uncovered elliptical courtyard creates a dramatic opening, allowing air and sunlight to flood in. Throughout, large, smooth boulders of sandstone link the retail space to the brand’s coastal origins.
Nearby the crystal clear blue waters of Bacalar Lagoon in Mexico, Boca de Agua, conceived by architect Frida Escobedo, emerges as a harmonious blend of modern design and natural splendour. This architectural gem serves as a retreat where contemporary aesthetics meet sustainable principles, offering a luxurious escape in a jungle paradise.