12 Nov Exploring Glamping’s Horizons
Glamping is much more than a trend. Even though the term was popularized not so long ago, the idea of merging the desire for enjoying nature and wildlife with comfort and luxury is nothing new. This alternative type of experience has become an opportunity for the tourism industry to innovate and find creative paths. Here’s a selection of our favorite projects in which architecture has managed to create wonderful ways to interact with nature through glamping.
Sandat Glamping (Bali)
This exclusive ecological resort offers the opportunity to connect with nature in a sophisticated and minimalist space. This extremely comfortable destination offers eight sustainable structures that include five luxury safari-style tents with private pools and three barn-style structures made of wood. Everything is surrounded with tropical gardens, offering a completely immersive and relaxing experience for every visitor.
Gaia Spheres (Italy)
These geodesic domes are located in Langhe, Italy. This area is one of the most desired global destinations due to its picturesque and precious landscape with vineyards and hills, where lots of visitors go truffle-hunting yearly. Here you can stay in these domes that offer a unique place to combine luxury with wildlife. It’s completely designed to create a peaceful experience, with visitors who will connect with nature and themselves in a dream-like environment.
Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge
This safari lodge developed by Nicholas Plewman Architects in Botswana is a great example of the way in which glamping can provide great experiences for a high profile market while preserving the ecosystem’s integrity. The construction is sustainable thanks to the biodegradable materials with which it is made, and it was developed with responsible techniques and protocols all the way through. One of the most outstanding details of this destination is the guest area, which resembles a giant pangolin at rest. The rest of the project is designed to merge with the surrounding forest, allowing visitors to really experience nature and comfort at the same time. WE RECOMMEND YOU TO READ 5 Projects by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa