Stay in a cozy geodesic dome at this amazing Patagonia retreat

January 23, 2018 by  
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Set in the stunning landscape of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, EcoCamp Patagonia is a sustainable retreat made up of upscale geodesic domes . Offering amazing views of the surrounding nature (including the park’s majestic granite towers), the domes operate on renewable energy and were built to be low-impact on the landscape. Tucked into the otherworldly landscape of the Andes mountain range, the award-winning EcoCamp operates completely on environmentally sound principles. The guest accommodations as well as the common spaces are run on solar and hydraulic energy . All waste is either composted or recycled. Additionally, the meals are made with locally-grown food and the ecocamp works closely with the local community on sustainability issues. The camp’s environmental profile is so strong that it has earned ISO14001 certification since 2007 and ISO 9001 certification since 2012. Related: EcoCamp Patagonia is a Gorgeous Geodesic Campground in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park The glamping domes were built off the ground on elevated platforms to minimize impact on the landscape . Their design was inspired by the indigenous Alacalufe nomads who are known to leave no traces when they travel. The green color of the domes not only helps reduce solar radiation, but also blends the complex into the environment. Each dome is insulated with thick walls and heated with propane heaters. There are four types of guest domes on offer – from standard accommodations to swanky Suite Dome Lofts. They all come with quality amenities like comfy beds, private bathrooms and skylights that flood the interiors with natural light . Guests can mingle in the Community Domes or take a class in the Yoga Dome. The lodge also offers hiking excursions through the amazing mountainous landscape of the Andes. + EcoCamp Patagonia Via Dwell Images via EcoCamp Patagonia

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Artist "attacks" buildings with clutter to remind us of how much stuff we own

August 9, 2016 by  
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Torres has been working and living in Quebec for over a decade, where much of his artwork has been publicly displayed. “Tipping Point” was brought to Ottawa after the artist was invited by Canadian Heritage and EXMURO arts publics for an early July installation. Kayaks, construction cones, children’s toys, and patio chairs in bright, alarming colors seem to explode out of the side of the wall as observers pass by the piece. Related: Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures The piece is much like earlier works at a Quebec City event, named “Overflows” and “Stock in Transit”. The former portrays an explosion of multicolored plastic equipment bursting out of a tipped storage container, a metaphor for our disturbing reliance on accumulating as many things as we can buy. Each piece is meant to feel imposing and overwhelming, just like the western world’s love affair with “disposable” plastic objects. Most recently Torres’ “Canopy” piece was featured in Edmonton’s The Works Art & Design Festival . Visitors walked underneath and amongst exposed and covered passageways. The experience is meant to represent nomadism, a key theme in the artist’s life and creative work. +José Luis Torres Images via José Luis Torres

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Reflective Non Program Pavilion Melts into the Spanish Landscape

February 22, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Reflective Non Program Pavilion Melts into the Spanish Landscape Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Daylighting , Granada , Jesús Torres García Architects , Landscape Architecture , natural light , Non Program Pavilion , reflective architecture , Spain

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Rodrigo Torres’ Colorful Currency Collages Mesh Money from Different Economies

June 8, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Rodrigo Torres’ Colorful Currency Collages Mesh Money from Different Economies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art Basel Switzerland , Chad Person , currency collage , dollar collage , eco design , green design , money art , recycle art , Rodrigo Torres , SCott Campbell , sustainable design

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

April 13, 2012 by  
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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 sustainable accommodation south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness. The retreat offers guided treks and upscale camping in geodesic domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. + EcoCamp Patagonia 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: camping , Chile , ecocamp patagonia , geodesic dome , great outdoors , green design , green travel , green vacation , hiking , sustainable design , Torres del Paine National Park

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