Bridgette Meinhold

Manta Ray-Inspired Saffire Resort Restores a Tasmanian Site To Its Previous Glory

by , 03/08/11

Saffire Resort, circa architecture, eco resort, luxury resort, tasmania, rainwater collection, landscape restoration

Rainwater is collected both on-site and off for use in the resort and the local township, easing constraints in the drought-affected area. Energy-efficient design also plays into the strategy — all buildings are well insulated and have high performance glazing as well as efficient water heating, lighting and air conditioning systems.

The resort is composed of a main building (with reception, dining, a lounge and a spa) surrounded by a row of private rooms designed to maximize privacy and natural light. All the spaces afford spectacular views of the Great Oyster Bay, which was the main inspiration for the resort — the project’s form evokes memories of coastal land forms, dunes, waves and sea creatures. Tasmanian products, designers and materials were used wherever possible to create a unique, locally-designed sanctuary.

+ Circa Architecture

+ Saffire Resort

Via Designboom

Images © Circa Architecture and Saffire Resort

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2 Comments

  1. erica@recycled March 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, that looks beautiful

  2. herman miller santa rosa March 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    This is a luring resorting I beat there will be many honeymoons visiting. The flying manta ray form makes this place unique. Who else gets a kick out of the architecture? Using creachers forms in design is a well liked past time. This has been seen in several famous designers. Theses designers creations are at herman miller santa rosa

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