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KAPARI NATURAL RESORT GREECE

With little space to build on the dramatic volcanic island of Santorini, villagers traditionally tunneled into the hillsides, creating intricate arched cave houses that stayed warm in the winter and cool in the summer. When Kapari’s owner inherited his family’s 300-year old cave house­—in ruins—he followed historic design and construction methods to create a lodge that embraces the heritage of the island’s past.

TIERRA PATAGONIA HOTEL & SPA CHILE

Located on a gentle hillside next to Lake Sarmiento, bordering Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia is seamlessly integrated into the landscape. The design ensures the least amount of disruption possible to the surrounding environment, taking wind patterns, animal trails, and native vegetation into account. From a distance, the lodge is almost imperceptible within its vast, wild surroundings, with native wildlife grazing comfortably nearby.

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