Architecture Patagonia

Lines in Altiplanico Sur tend to be horizontal as imposed by the outside landscape. Two lines of rooms merging into the hillside overlook the shore and are crisscrossed by a corridor. The hotel is roofed with grass, grass bricks cover the exterior walls (as used by the first settlers), and is nestled in the natural hillside following the coastline. These external features give the feeling of the hotel merging with nature, without altering the landscape and decreasing the visual impact.

Inside it is designed to give the feeling of being sheltered and at the same time interacting with the outside, the hotel has beautiful views to the Seno de la Ultima Esperanza and the Balmaceda Glacier. The decoration is minimalistic, almost nonexistent color, privileging the use of raw materials; natural wood, stone floor slate, concrete, rusty iron, glass and colour pigments included in the cement walls. Concrete, cypress wood and iron furniture were specially designed for the hotel.