Hi, I’m Cristina. I’m an intern for El Autobus this week! Anyone who knows me also knows that I’ve been obsessed with architecture ever since I was a little kid. The other day I stumbled upon a website about cool and strange hotels. While checking it out, there were three specific hotels that really captured my attention. All of them have completely different structures and designs but one incredible similarity: they're in the middle of breathtaking forests.
The first one is the Treehotel, located about an hour away from the Luleå Airport in Sweden; with a total of 10 distinct rooms that expand around a vast area of open forest. The hotel’s most striking room, the “Mirror cube,” disappears into its forest background while appearing to float mid-air. The room, made of plywood-birch on the inside is in actuality held up by a single tree and is covered with mirrors on the outside. To prevent birds from crashing into it by accident, the structure is coated in an infrared film that birds can see but humans are unable to.
Our next hotel is the Montaña Magica Lodge, situated in Chile. This “volcano-looking” hotel made entirely from rocks will make you feel like you're a character living inside a fairy tale. One of the hotel’s sides is even covered with a waterfall! I can just imagine that trickling down of water coming down your window, lulling you to sleep at night.
Lastly, the Nothofagus Hotel in Chile; constructed entirely with noble materials, is ironically outstanding within the hidden forest. As exotic and captivating as its surroundings, it won't matter if you're outdoors or not. The Nothofagus is as close to nature as the Treehotel and the Montaña Magica, but it is the most modern of the bunch, also offering: spas, a pool, lounges, a bar, and bigger rooms.
Post by Cristina Fonfria