Playa Vik in José Ignacio—known as the Saint-Tropez of Uruguay—is a milestone of architecture and design. The main building, constructed of titanium, slate, and glass, looks like a sculpture. The edgeless pool vaults boldly towards the sea on a juxtapose structure. Owner and patron Alex Vik, a Norwegian investor, gave avant-garde artists a platform and let them design the walls in the six guest casas. His goal was to create a place where art, architecture, and nature come into dialog.