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Top 6 cabins for a green retreat this winter

Top 6 cabins for a green retreat this winter

Intrinsik Architecture's Montana Modern Prefab Cabin This 800-square-foot prefabricated cabin, located 8,600 feet above Paradise Valley, Montana is a smart, efficient, and sustainable retreat for any

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Chile’s Hostal Ritoque Offers Affordable Accommodations With Amazing Views

Chile’s Hostal Ritoque Offers Affordable Accommodations With Amazing Views

The architects contacted local builders and contractors and carefully studied the techniques that would be optimal for both the region and the restrictive budget. The complex comprises five

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Tiny Green-Roofed Wood Cabin Boasts a Minimal Carbon Footprint in Chile

Tiny Green-Roofed Wood Cabin Boasts a Minimal Carbon Footprint in Chile

AATA Architects first carefully selected the site location and building orientation to the sun in order to minimize the cabin's energy consumption. Special attention was also given to the windows, which

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Governor Asks Chileans to Stop World Cup Barbecues Due to Air Pollution Problems

Governor Asks Chileans to Stop World Cup Barbecues Due to Air Pollution Problems

World Cup fever is in the air - but in Santiago, Chile it’s literally polluting the skies. The governor of Santiago recently put a call out to citizens not to light their barbecues during World Cup

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Chile Cancels Giant HidroAysén Hydroelectric Project, Saves Pristine Patagonia

Chile Cancels Giant HidroAysén Hydroelectric Project, Saves Pristine Patagonia

The Chilean government yesterday rejected the controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric power project, citing unresolved environmental concerns as the reason for its decision. The project had been slated to

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MAPA’s Modern Andes Retreat Saves Energy by Drawing on Local Building Techniques

MAPA’s Modern Andes Retreat Saves Energy by Drawing on Local Building Techniques

MAPA's MR House is perched on steep terrain at El Buchén, on the Chilean side of the Andes Mountains. It was constructed from steel, local timber, and salvaged wood and glass in a forest clearing. The

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Amazing Casa Oruga in the Andes is Made from 12 Shipping Containers

Amazing Casa Oruga in the Andes is Made from 12 Shipping Containers

The magnificent Casa Oruga (Caterpillar) rests on a mountain slope in the suburbs of Santiago de Chile. Totally integrated to the landscape, the corrugated iron boxes will get rustier with time mimicking

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Chilean Student Designs Pedal-Powered Mobile Shelter for People and Their Bikes

Chilean Student Designs Pedal-Powered Mobile Shelter for People and Their Bikes

Endless Cycling is Cáceres Céspedes' first prototype, created as a mobile construction that can be used for bike training, racing or touring purposes. Already tested in Chile’s Central Valley,

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Minimalist D House is a Sun-Drenched Ocean Getaway in Chile

Minimalist D House is a Sun-Drenched Ocean Getaway in Chile

Built for a couple and their son, the D House’s top floor is rotated 45 degrees from the ground floor to create double-height spaces and to allow sunlight and cooling breezes to seamlessly enter the

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Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Located in Huechuraba, Santiago, the 25 built Ruca homes are part of a grand social housing complex. Made from bricks, concrete and local pine, the houses' natural facades were built from horizontal

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Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

Burnt Down Thermal Spa in Chile Turned into an Eco-Luxe Pixelated Hotel

The Alto Nevados Hotel in Chillan is mainly constructed from steel and designed as a pixelated box volume standing out among the gorgeous Andes Mountains. Its unique facade was made from old wooden boards

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Green-Roofed World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital’s Cityscape

Green-Roofed World Green Center in Chile Aims To Reshape the Capital’s Cityscape

The architects conceived the “unused” space of the project as public space or infrastructure that connects urban commuters and draws them towards “server spaces” such as art galleries, convention

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Recycled Wood ‘Garden of Forking Paths’ Pavilion Promotes Slow Living in Santiago, Chile

Recycled Wood ‘Garden of Forking Paths’ Pavilion Promotes Slow Living in Santiago, Chile

Located on a hill at the highest point of Santiago de Chile's Parque Araucano, the two yellow cubes are surrounded by native trees and wildlife. In order to access them, people have to use a series of

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Rugged Prefab Patagonia Lodge Adapts to Rough Climate Conditions in Chile

Rugged Prefab Patagonia Lodge Adapts to Rough Climate Conditions in Chile

The Robinson Crusoe Deep Patagonia Lodge is located in the Aysén Region of Southern Chile at the end of the Austral Way. This lodge is set at the departure point for the main access route to the

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Repurposed Shipping Container Offices by DX Arquitectos Pop Up in Santiago de Chile

Repurposed Shipping Container Offices by DX Arquitectos Pop Up in Santiago de Chile

Located next to Santiago´s very busy Santa Rosa road in the San Miguel area, this group of shipping containers serves as Muebles Gacitúa´s central hub. The containers were once used to ship products

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Sebastian Errazuriz Transforms Chile’s National Stadium into a Temporary Park

Sebastian Errazuriz Transforms Chile’s National Stadium into a Temporary Park

In an installation that stood for peace, artist Sebastian Errazuriz transformed a football stadium into a public park. Chile’s National Stadium was once the site of horrific genocide, a place where

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Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Mobil Arquitectos sought to plant a light footprint on the topography of the landscape with the hotel and the rooms are perched up like a bridge on top of four concrete pillars. Their design also sought

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EMa Arquitectos’ Pangal Cabin is a Simple Retreat Focused on Nature in Casablanca, Chile

EMa Arquitectos’ Pangal Cabin is a Simple Retreat Focused on Nature in Casablanca, Chile

Orlando Etcheberrigaray and Klaus Matuschka of EMa Arquitectos teamed with construction company Nautilus Constructora to design and build an efficient and simple getaway for the clients. The building is

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Elqui Domos Hotel: A Star-Gazer’s Paradise Tucked Among The Chilean Mountains

Elqui Domos Hotel: A Star-Gazer’s Paradise Tucked Among The Chilean Mountains

Elqui Domos was originally built about 10 years ago in an area known for amazing weather and night sky views. It consisted of some small cabins and a series of small geodesic dome-like structures with

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Passively-Cooled Dojo Provides Space for Quiet Meditation Outside of Santiago, Chile

Passively-Cooled Dojo Provides Space for Quiet Meditation Outside of Santiago, Chile

  Dojos are spaces used for training, and this Dojo in Chile is used for meditation, yoga and group classes. Situated at the bottom of a 5,000-square-meter site, the building is tucked into a

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Fray Leon House Communes with its Natural Surroundings in Santiago, Chile

Fray Leon House Communes with its Natural Surroundings in Santiago, Chile

A native Peumo tree greets the family as they access the home from the south; likewise an avocado tree is located near the interior hall windows, and an old Cypress boards the east side of the building.

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Chile-based COMUN Arquitectos Create Low-Cost Home off the Beaten Path

Chile-based COMUN Arquitectos Create Low-Cost Home off the Beaten Path

The structure of the building was designed from wood and reinforced brick. The wood siding on the exterior is complimented well by the natural interior wood accents, such as the whole log columns in the

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Casa 34 is a Long Rectangular Home With a Green Roof and an Enviable View in Chile

Casa 34 is a Long Rectangular Home With a Green Roof and an Enviable View in Chile

Set up against an extended stone retaining wall, the timber-clad home is barely visible from afar. This integration is further served by both the lush green roof and the natural materials with which the

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Studio Eggpicnic’s Curvaceous Seat Amalia is Handmade Entirely From Mimbre

Studio Eggpicnic’s Curvaceous Seat Amalia is Handmade Entirely From Mimbre

Located 90 miles away from Santiago, Chile, the city of Chimbarongo has managed economic growth since the beginning of the century thanks to its mimbre tradition. However, this craft is steadily

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Mauricio Silva Arquitectos’ Multiproposal Gallery Provides Public Space in the Rainy City of Valdivia

Mauricio Silva Arquitectos’ Multiproposal Gallery Provides Public Space in the Rainy City of Valdivia

With its Multiproposal gallery, Mauricio Silva Arquitectos tackled the question of how to create an inviting public space in Valdivia, a small city in southern Chile where it rains all the time. The

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Reforest Patagonia Announces Plans to Plant One Million Trees in Chile

Reforest Patagonia Announces Plans to Plant One Million Trees in Chile

An ambitious citizen campaign called Reforest Patagonia is hoping to plant one million trees in Chilean Patagonia in what has been considered the largest, most ambitious native tree reforestation campaign

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Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

The project started out with each owner purchasing square footage instead of an assigned space. Mardones and his team then worked to create each apartment within the building’s three complete floors,

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Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

Tierra Patagonia Hotel sits at Torres del Paine's entrance, right at the edge of Sarmiento Lake. Its curved shape is inspired by old prehistoric fossils, and its organic aerodynamic silhouette was

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Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

Casa SIP is a 139 sq meter home in Santo Domingo, Valparaiso, Chile, designed and built by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy. The home is primarily built from SIPs that were formed into 6 sq meter

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EcoCamp Patagonia is a Gorgeous Geodesic Campground in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park

EcoCamp Patagonia is a Gorgeous Geodesic Campground in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park

EcoCamp Patagonia is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, and it offers a unique view of the area's majestic granite towers. EcoCamp Patagonia is the region's first fully

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