In Uruguay's fashionable coastal resort Punta del Este, architect Martin Gomez has designed stunning beach houses that meet the environment and embrace it. They are modern, bold and sexy. They are hot, yet deliciously cool. This illustrated book celebrates up to thirty examples of his work in this location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the River Plate. Buenos Aires-born Martin Gomez set up his own architectural practice in Uruguay in 1990. Committed to integrating his work into the landscape in which it is immersed, his work is much more than simple individual commissions. 'My work turns into a process in which the architect, interior, landscape and graphic designer tasks overlap,' says Gomez, who is now one of South America's leading creators of quality residential architecture.