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The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge | Photo source Dook Photography

A sustainable lodge in the middle of the Namib Desert

Architecture & Design

Roof-top PV panels generate all of the hotel's energy, and a water collection system is in place to reuse rainwater

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Spotted: Johannesburg-based design agency, Fox Browne Creative, has partnered with architect Jack Alexander to design the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, a sustainable luxury hotel set on a private 37-acre reserve and cradled against the ancient mountains of the Namib Desert.

The design team’s goal was: “to create an extraordinary experience for the visitor; design structures that are in harmony with their natural setting and minimize the human impact on this sensitive environment.” All of this was achieved using purely natural materials and a sense of desert-inspired luxury. The structure consists of a series of geometric lines made from glass, rock and steel, contrasting perfectly with the organic curves and natural forms of the surrounding hills and sand dunes.

Roof-top PV panels generate all of the hotel’s energy, and a water collection system is in place to reuse rainwater. The dimensions of the pool have also been calculated specifically so that energy and water consumption cause minimal impact.

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Email: The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Website: foxbrowne.com

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