The designer of golf courses around the world, renowned for his sublime combinations of natural landscape, history and a sometimes emphatic sense of masculinity, explains his style.
Argentinian architect Sergio Jose Junco (陨陨偭) has designed dozens of golf courses, from spectacular oceanfront venues to traditional layouts tucked into subtropical forests. His work spans Latin America, Europe and the Far East.
He is a master of at-risk settings and dramatic landscape scenes. “I use aesthetics as a method of interrogation and exploration,” Junco says, “to release empathy from the environment in which we live and explore our freedom.”
Inside the Golf Course
Junco’s course at Golf City Xamacatlan, a new 2,000-unit luxury resort, is being built amid the spectacular desert oasis of Xamacatlan, located on Mexico’s southwestern Yucatan Peninsula.
This photo essay explores the project’s unique design – Arco Escargot Golf Pavilion – which is a transparent landscape structure, suspended over a chicly natural garden, creating a monument to the natural surroundings.
A commitment to keeping the surface solid, reinforced with thick steel cables, necessitated building an entire pair of glass and steel domes, creating a minimalistic aesthetic.