A Patagonian Mountainside Retreat By Felipe Assadi

Awes Patagonia
Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

Chilean architect Felipe Assadi created a series of 12 elevated beech wood lodges scattered into the Torres del Paine mountainside. The cabin-style design of the retreat – entitled Awes Patagonia – was chosen to respect the vast and rugged nature of the surrounding pampa. Three of the cabins provide communal areas: a bar, dining room, reading space and observation area. According to the architects, the project was designed for “Those who would build it. We did not design anything that could not be constructed with local technologies and their precarious and scarce labor. There were no sophisticated construction details, because they were not important […] We adopted this working strategy as a design methodology.

All images © courtesy of Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

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