Gallery: Modern Eco Retreat Keeps Its Cool at the Sahara’s Edge


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We were completely awestruck when we spotted the stunning Dar Hi eco-hotel over at Designboom. Located on a hill on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Tunisia, the modern project borrows from local traditions and materials to create an environmentally-sensitive retreat. French designer Matali Crasset’s first venture into architecture blends social and private spaces and keeps cool in the intense sun. The eco resort is made almost entirely from locally-sourced materials and labor — a refreshing reflection on the potential for localization in building design.

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