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Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 15, 2012 @ 4:40 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Eco Tourism,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits at Torres del Paine [5]‘s entrance, right at the edge of Sarmiento Lake. Its curved shape is inspired by old prehistoric fossils, and its organic aerodynamic silhouette was designed to embrace the strong Patagonian winds. It was built with local natural materials like native lenga [6] wood and widely available stones.

The essence of the interior decoration aims to be authentically Patagonian with cozy handcrafted furnishing and local textures. It holds 40 guest rooms, a living room, bar area, TV and a dining space. Wi-Fi is available only in the public areas, around the fireplaces and the spa. Measuring 197-foot long, Tierra Patagonia Hotel offers luxurious accommodations [7] emerging from the bast Andes Mountains [8].

+ Tierra Patagonia Hotel [1]

Photo © Tierra Patagonia Hotel

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[1] Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa: http://www.tierrapatagonia.com/

[2] Patagonia: http://inhabitat.com/photos-life-at-aconcaguas-confluencia-a-sustainable-geodesic-base-camp-in-the-argentine-andes/

[3] Cazu Zegers: http://www.cazuzegers.cl/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/aerodynamic-tierra-patagonia-hotel-in-chile-blends-with-the-hills/cazu-zegers-roberto-benavente-rodrigo-ferretierra-tierra-patagonia-hotel-1/?extend=1

[5] Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits at Torres del Paine: http://inhabitat.com/aerodynamic-tierra-patagonia-hotel-in-chile-blends-with-the-hills/cazu-zegers-roberto-benavente-rodrigo-ferretierra-tierra-patagonia-hotel-4/

[6] lenga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothofagus_pumilio

[7] luxurious accommodations: http://inhabitat.com/suluwilo-is-an-eco-lux-villa-in-mozambique-shaped-like-a-boat/

[8] Andes Mountains: http://inhabitat.com/inca-bridge-a-golden-mineral-arch-forms-a-natural-bridge-at-the-foot-of-mount-aconcagua/

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