Pueblo Rico is an office dedicated to transversal design, where the boundaries between architecture, interior design or object design are blurred, thinking about every detail, putting our heart into every project. Pueblo Rico arises as a natural evolution of the career of architect Daniel Sánchez Mesa and interior designer Estefani Batista Sima.
We work by combining and assembling desires, shapes, techniques, structures and materials. We believe in a design permeable to the unknown where you can enjoy the everyday.
Our team is open and adaptable to the particular needs of each project, collaborating horizontally with other agents and specialists.
In recent years we have experienced a great increase in various commissions from international clients, among which we highlight the projects from Canada, Belgium, Russia and Germany.
The structure of Pueblo Rico, thanks to the collaboration with architects from different parts of the world, is prepared to work in multiple scenarios, but always understanding that architecture is born from roots linked to the tradition of the places where it is worked and always having to be respectful with the physical aspects of the location or those relating to the social organization of the programs to be implmented.
However, projects are born above all from abstraction which allows Pueblo Rico to find in other places similar forms of expression although also conditioned to new requirements or premises.
In today’s world, architecture firms must be open, flexible, and adaptable to the different approaches that society demands in light of the new landscape. Beyond its ephemeral and variable condition, it must maintain the essential aspects of the profession and those essential to the practice of architecture. And more than ever, the essential and immutable aspects of architecture must prevail, with the ability to easily adapt to new situations and demands.
This architecture firm specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind designs that are custom-tailored to each client’s individual needs.
Daniel Sánchez is an architect with more than 15 years of experience who has combined professional practice in the international arena with experience in management and organization, as well as the transmission of the illusion of the work carried out day by day and the coherence of a career path.
Estefani Batista, an interior designer with more than 15 years of experience who began her career in Uruguay, coming to work as chief designer at a national level. Making creativity, passion, art and design her greatest value.
Pueblo Rico is a continuation of the trajectory of both professionals, incorporating new ways of understanding architecture from the perspective of the team’s members, a procedure that is richer, more varied, interwoven and flexible. The renovation and consequent creation of this new platform aims to face the challenges that architecture has to deal with in this century in the intellectual and social spheres, as well as in technology and the environment.
From the socialization of collective work and from the personal imprints of its members, this report collects projects and works built in the last period that show the will to work in different scenarios, expanding and enriching the range of proposals in the search for new channels of formal expression.
In recent years, Pueblo Rico has focused on theoretical aspects of architecture and the innovation and research of new technologies, while also respecting the roots of the profession and the constructive reasoning behind each proposal and project.
Pueblo Rico has allowed us to experiment in different fields of architectural work such as buildings of different size and finish, public spaces, interior spaces, temporary installations or themes linked to the landscape, while enabling the internationalization of part of the work of the studio.
There are various circumstances that have caused the birth of this new platform, based on transversal work, open to innovation and experimentation, flexible in its conceptual proposals and with the conviction that each new project represents a different experience in which the clock must be reset.
Throughout the development of the project, what has already been previously learned is dosed, until it is demonstrated that the essence of the architect’s work is not in the language or in the boasts of style, nor in the use of methodologies, but in the response to the conditions of the landscape and the city, to the complexity of the social organization of the programs, to the use of light as project raw material, with the capacity to generate spatiality and emotion, and to the materiality that affects the most sensitive aspects and sensory that bring the work of architecture closer to future users and inhabitants, as final recipients of the architect’s work.
There were several circumstances that led to the formation of Pueblo Rico: the first of them, as we have already mentioned, was the decision of a couple of designers, who decided to turn the work of the studio into a trasnversal experience.
The second consideration that has enabled and conceptually strengthened the new study has been the achievement of a theoretical corpus, extracted from the praxis of the project, based on certain project experiences that structure the processes of approaching the project, showing how the use of geometries complex, open and flexible, it becomes an instrument and tool with the capacity to probe the intellectual conditions and the cultural tradition of the places and landscapes in which the various proposals are developed.
This instrumentation, based on the use of geometries, forms the organizational and programmatic framework while providing the construction mechanisms that make it possible to convert the initial ideas and original concepts into built realities.
The third circumstance materialized when verifying the importance and need to simultaneously conceive the architectural and structural solution. In almost all the projects that make up the design argument, the structure is understood as the spatial support of the project, sometimes even conceiving the structural skeleton as the final form of the built work.
It would therefore be these questions of substance and form that have led to the creation of Pueblo Rico as a platform with which to face the architectural challenges of this new century.