The transparent fabric domes of the Elqui Domos hotel connects guests easily to the beauty of nature as well as the sparkling wonders of the night sky in Chile. This small 10-year old structure designed by Rodrigo Duque Motta sits in a valley between the Andes Mountains that is known for its clear skies, good weather and its great potential for wine growing. The hotel includes several single wooden cabins with clear fabric domes and a restaurant/lobby.
Beautiful photographs of trees by English photographer Grant Simon Rogers who hasn’t been near a camera in 20 years. These images are among the first he has produced in the last two decades.
This installation called “Tapis Rouge” was created by Marseille based artist Gaëlle Villedary in celebration of the 10 years of trail art and nature.
A paper installation by Japanese artist Takashi Kuribayashi recreating a forest where we start underneath, crawling, from the perspective of animals that inhabit and burrow, foraging and seeking through the organic warmth, finally finding a space to breathe and popping up to find strategically placed holes….
Swedish practice white “arkitekter” has designed the “naturum vattenriket” a visitor centre within a nature reserve just outside of Kristiansand, Sweden.
Across the river hedge positioned a few hundred meters from the urban center, the structure becomes a visible landmark within a wetlands reserve. Dedicated to waterfowl, the building screens the lake side of the site from visitor reception. Two timber bridges approach from the east and west lead across the grasses, bushes and reeds, merging close to the center.
Irish designer Joseph Walsh explores the world around us by keeping a nature journal. He has established a special relationship with wood following closely its life cycle, examining step by step the marks time leaves on it. As an organic material wood has the amazing ability to record time, a witness of all environmental changes. His latest creation, A dining table : Erosion II …
Magnificent shots by Canadian photographer Troy Moth… His website is interesting too…