Architecture, Awasi Hotel, Cabins, Design, Patagonia, Travel

Travelling to Patagonia? Check out the Awasi Hotel

The first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they think of Patagonia is the rugged mountainous terrain and wild landscapes. Architecture though? Well, that’s probably one of the last things that come to mind.

Architect Felip Assadi is hoping to change that thinking for those lucky guests of the Awasi Hotel. Featuring 14 villas and one main lodge, the hotel is situated in a private reserve overlooking the beautiful Torres del Paine National Park.

While rugged and minimalist in nature, the private cabins of the Awasi Hotel come complete with hot tubs, fireplaces, a private guide and a 4WD so guests can explore at their own pace.

Built out of local lenga beech wood and framed in iron, the cabins were designed to blend into the landscape while keeping with the traditional architecture of the region.

See the full story at Adventure Journal.

Architecture, Design, Glass, Treehouse, Tubular

Ecofriendly Architecture: Giant Tubular Glass Treehouse

Architect Aibek Almassov has designed a remarkably ecofriendly “Tree In A House” design. Located in a forested mountain area in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the 65-foot-tall cylindrical glass house will feature a mature fir tree at its center with a large winding staircase wrapping up and around the 4-story treehouse.

The design is also incredibly ecofriendly, as the glass features transparent solar panels that connect to a Tesla Powerwall powering the lights inside, while the top of the treehouse will collect and purify rainwater.

Visit the Insider for some amazing photos of this revolutionary design.