Built on a remote island in southern Chile, the Hotel Tierra Chiloe merges its cultural heritage with modern methods. The structure, designed by Mobil Arquitectos, is perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea and to the Andes in the distance. Conceived as a bridge, the building rests on a foundation of stilts for minimal disruption to the terrain. Rooms are placed on the second floor to take advantage of the views and keep guests connected to the landscape. Common areas, like the pool, are located below the complex where they're protected from the elements but still aligned with the impressive panoramas. As far as efficiency, the property combines both traditional and innovative technologies. Its exterior is cad in local larch tiles, known for their thermal properties, while a geometric design and natural cross ventilation reduce the use of fossil fuels and minimize the carbon footprint.
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