It was in search of a place for his new workshop that the artist found the area that immediately conquered him. The spontaneity of its construction was present throughout the process, even at the time of purchase. The land was not sold in small lots, so it had to buy a large extension; that inhospitable place some time later gained popularity and exclusivity. Construction began in 1960 and encompassed only a can ranch that later became a house. He continued to advance, without plans, the construction of different houses connected to each other, in order to be able to host his friends when they visited him.
Casapueblo is composed of 13 floors and a total of 72 unique apartments with sea view, built over 36 years by Carlos Páez Vilaró. The white color stands out in the landscape, while the organic style is very natural, the artist was inspired by the nests of horn (characteristic bird in Uruguay), the absence of straights turn this work into a quiet space that at times integrates into the landscape in which it is located. What was once the artist’s workshop and home, today functions as a museum, lodging, and restaurant. Although the accommodation is quite exclusive, the entrance for a visit is accessible and allows you to enter the museum that has a variety of its works (some of which are for sale).
It is inescapable to visit this work on a large scale to enjoy the beautiful views and magnificent sunsets by which Casapueblo acquired its fame. This sunset is distinguished from any other and has become a ritual: on Fridays, during the season, a narration by Carlos Páez Vilaró of his own poem dedicated to the sun is reproduced. The footprint left by Carlos Páez Vilaró remains present today because Casapueblo was built with his own hands, the ritual in the sun attracts countless visitors to appreciate the touching event, enjoy a drink or stay. It is, without a doubt, an iconic attraction of Punta del Este and the whole country.