Andrew Michler

Modern Eco Retreat Keeps Its Cool at the Sahara's Edge

by , 12/13/10

Local hotel design, Dar HI, Tunisia green hotel, African green hotel, eco tourism, Matali Crasset, localy sourced building materials, green hotel design, palm furniture, palm fiber,

The floor plan of the retreat consists of outdoor shaded community areas, a central spa and bath, and rooms extended above that take advantage of the immense views while creating privacy and shaded outdoor spaces below. Not only are the clay bricks and exterior finishings made with local materials but the structural elements were developed using local building techniques.

Local hotel design, Dar HI, Tunisia green hotel, African green hotel, eco tourism, Matali Crasset, localy sourced building materials, green hotel design, palm furniture, palm fiber,

© Designboom

Of course, to finish off the day, guests are invited to partake in locally-inspired cuisine developed by international chiefs located in the restaurant at the heart of the retreat — the design is French after all.

+ Matali Crasset

+ Dar Hi

Via Designboom

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