Solar-powered safari lodge is a gorgeous green retreat in Botswana

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Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with natural and locally sourced shingles and woven saplings in a bid to minimize the building’s environmental footprint. The building is entirely concrete-free and a solar panel farm powers the electricity. Related: Photographer Zack Seckler Snaps Rare and Beautiful Aerial Photographs of Botswana Wildlife Curved shapes find their way into the interior of the lodge as well, where the 12 suites take on the appearance of suspended weaverbird nests and large timber arches evoke a cathedral-like character. The building opens up towards the river to allow for natural ventilation and lighting, as well as wildlife views. The interior has minimalist décor to keep the focus on the landscape. + Sandibe Okavango + Michaelis Boyd + Nick Plewman Via Contemporist

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Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

May 8, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: African bush , botswana , concrete free , luxury safari lodge , Michaelis Boyd , Nick Plewman , Okavango Delta , Pangolin , safari lodge , Sandibe Okavango , solar panel farm

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