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Nile Safari Lodge by Localworks
Localworks refreshed a rundown lodge near the banks of the Nile River.
The architects carefully restored the old structures rather than tearing them down and constructing new-builds.
The guest cottages were all lifted off of the ground to reduce impact.
The communal spaces are broken up using a series of thatched roofs.
A brick building was created out of the existing lodge.
Reclaimed bricks were used in various places around the lodge.
The lodge offers guests a direct connection to the nature around the property.
Lounge areas are abundant for guests' relaxation.
The site has eight cottages, all of which face the river.
There are also framed views of the nearby Murchison Falls National Park.
Large soaking tubs are placed near windows to make the most of the surrounding views.
Passive cooling strategies eliminate the need for mechanical cooling systems.
Solar panels provide power to the lodge.
Natural light and ventilation are optimized throughout.
An infinity pool is the main attraction.
The architects combined modern technology and traditional techniques to reduce the retreat's environmental impact.