Felipe Assadi Arquitectos has scattered a series of gorgeous timber cabins across Patagonia's amazing landscape. The rustic cabins, which serve as lodgings for the Awasi Hotel, provide a perfect home base for hotel guests who'd like to see the local wildlife such as llamas, pumas and rheas - right outside their doorstep.
The 12 cabins are scattered among Lenga beech, Coigue evergreens, and Ñirre trees on a steep meadow next to iceberg-strewn Lake Sarmiento, just outside of Torres del Paine National Park. The original design focus was to blend the individual cabins within the landscape so as to not disturb the natural surroundings with one large structure.
The architects chose to cover the individual lodges in locally-sourced beech wood, framed with black steel. According to architect Felipe Assadi, the look was influenced by traditional architecture of the region, “The modulation of the pillars next to the forest and the choice of wood, which eventually acquires a silver tone, coupled with a precise location for each unit, makes the buildings blend with the landscape under certain conditions.”