Luxurious eco-resort overlooks Sri Lankans most famous wildlife park

December 15, 2017 by  
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Sri Lanka’s most celebrated wildlife park is famous for leopards, elephants, and sloth bears—and now Yala National Park is also known for a stunning, sustainably minded safari camp next door. Designed by Nomadic Resorts and Bo Reudler Studio , the Wild Coast Tented Lodge is an eco-resort with organic architecture set between golden beaches and the national park’s jungles. Located on the country’s southern tip, the “five-star” lodge welcomed its first guests in November 2017 and promises an unprecedented intimate experience of Yala with unique and luxurious offerings. Created for Resplendent Ceylon, the Wild Coast Tented Lodge comprises a collection of grid-shell bamboo buildings clad in reclaimed teak shingles and 28 cocoon five-star suites. The arched buildings, organized in six clusters, mimic the area’s giant rocks and boulders and are placed in a shape suggestive of a leopard’s paw print. High vaulted ceilings and large openings let in natural light, ventilation, and outdoor views. Natural and local materials were mainly used in construction and help seamlessly blend the organic architecture into the surrounding dryland forests. A rich palette of copper, brass, terrazzo , and textiles complement the materials. “The five-star lodge is designed to give visitors an intimate experience of Yala, celebrating the flora, fauna and culture of the area with minimal intrusion on the landscape,” wrote Nomadic Resorts. “Local influences form an integral part of the project, from vernacular traditions and materials to community involvement. The architecture references natural formations in Yala’s landscape, namely the massive rounded boulders scattered throughout the park, at a macro scale, and termite mounds, at a micro scale. Adopting a human scale in between, the camp’s main buildings appear as outcrops of boulder-like pavilions clustered organically together at either end of the site.” Related: Breezy Bungalow Mathugama Stands on Stilts Over the Sri Lankan Jungle Solar energy will provide 40 percent of the eco-resort’s energy needs and graywater is recycled for irrigation. Organic waste is composted onsite for use in the landscape, while the hotel’s conservation station is set up to monitor and protect vulnerable wildlife such as the Sri Lankan leopard. Guests can choose between the Cocoon Pool Suite, Cocoon Suite, and the Family Cocoon Suite that sport an adjacent twin-bedded Urchin tent for kids and young adults. Sixteen of the property’s suites are placed around a watering hole designed to attract wildlife. Rates at the Wild Coast Tented Lodge start at $354 a night for one or $384 for two in the Cocoon Suite. + Wild Coast Tented Lodge Images by Nomadic Resorts and Marc Hernandez Folguera

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Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

July 17, 2014 by  
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Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up the Night at Brompton Lodge

January 2, 2014 by  
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The Brompton Lodge Trees is a semi-permanent, off-grid lighting feature by Candlestick Design commissioned to form an engagement with a community through art, installation and conversation with the surrounding environment. The trees are lit by solar-powered LED lights that are timed based on the cycle of the sun – so operation times get later as the night hours change. + Candlestick Design Photos by Eve Wilson The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brompton Lodge Trees , Candlestick Design , eco-art , environmental art , green art , green design , green technology , LED , LED art , LED lighting , light-emitting diodes , Solar Power , sustainable design        

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Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise

October 7, 2011 by  
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Three Rivers Eco Resort in Dominica

October 28, 2009 by  
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3 Rivers Eco Lodge is an enchanted sustainable hotel encampment consisting of hillside terraced cottages. Rainforest preservation, indigenous tree planting programs and organic gardens are at the heart of this green resort. Retreat features include: solar water heaters self composting toilets biodegradable, locally made soaps and furnishings environmental education through conservation a yoga studio indigenous tree planting projects green globe info organic gardens rainforest preservation Read more of this story »

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