Sustainable Architecture is boring? No Way!
Did you ever think about, how the room you sleep in was built, when traveling sustainably?
Right in time for the “Day of Architecture” on June 25th and 26th, Green Pearls® introduces 10 green properties with diverse sustainable architectures, each of which has an interesting story to tell. 10 times sustainable architecture, 10 unique stories and 10 wow-effects!
1. Keemala, Thailand
Thailand’s Keemala Beyond Enchanting is a wonderland of architectural masterpieces. The architecture recreates a story about four fictional ancient Phuket tribes – the Earth, Wanderer, Sky, and Nest tribes. Made from environmental-friendly synthetic materials, the diverse villas were designed to blend in with the existing eco-system and monitored to reduce the impact on nature. A must-see!
2. 4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Cambodia
An interesting story also stands behind the floating lodges of the Cambodian 4 Rivers. While the flooring was constructed with wood-plastic-composite from 100% recycled plastic, four layers of the roof ensure maximum ventilation and the missing permanent structures avoid imprints on the environment. The floating tents were solely built with man power and small hand tools – the outcome is astounding!
3. Misool Eco Resort, Indonesia
100% reclaimed tropical hardwoods, insulating ‘alang alang’ grass thatch and on-site crafted furniture is what you find at Misool Eco Resort in Indonesia. While deep patios and low roof lines prevent solar heat to enter the building, the pitched roofs enable natural ventilation. A sustainable architectural masterpiece!
4. CGH Earth Coconut Lagoon, India
The CGH Earth Coconut Lagoon fascinates with over 150 year old mansions, which were originally restored from ruinous county houses. As the old craft has slowly died out, it took some effort to locate the descendants of those very craftsmen, who originally created the houses. It took the devoted workers several years to patiently reestablish the fine-detailed woodwork of the mansions.
5. Hofgut Hafnerleiten, Germany
Passion and persistence pays off! At least when it comes to the unique themed houses at Hofgut Hafnerleiten. Although each house has their distinctive elements, they are combined by one architectural language. Thanks to facades decorated with climbing plants as well as mirroring glass, the environmentally compatible built houses blend in with nature.
6. Hotel Speicher am Ziegelsee, Germany
Also the architecture of Hotel Speicher Am Ziegelsee in Germany is something really special. The building is an old granary, which is protected as a historic monument. In 1998, the granary was elaborately restored under ecological guidelines into today’s sustainable hotel.
7. Green City Hotel Vauban, Germany
Ambitious, creative and sustainable! The Green City Hotel Vauban combines modern architecture with sustainable energy innovations. Wall-integrated water-carting capillary tube mats and efficient ventilation systems regulate the temperature in a sustainable way. The climbing plants at the facades do not only highlight the green approach of the hotel at a glance, but also insulate the building. Ambitioniert, kreativ und nachhaltig!
8. Hotel Milano Scala, Italy
The historic building of Hotel Milano Scala originates from the 19th century. Thanks to the architect Luigi Marchetti, Hotel Milano Scala connects elegant historic elements with environmental-friendly design. On the roof terrace, a green herb and vegetable garden awaits the guests.
9. Puri Dajuma, Indonesia
At Puri Dajuma in Indonesia, fans of Balinese architecture will find their happy place. The original design of the authentic villas combines comfort with Balinese tradition. With the double insulation in the roof, the outstanding architecture also supports the eco-friendliness of the resort.
10. Landgut Stober, Deutschland
In Brandenburg, the Schinkel architecture of the buildings at Landgut Stobers show traces of a long vivid history as a model agribusiness. During an expensive and sustainable old-building renovation of the listed architectures, the well-known brick architecture with decorative terra-cotta elements was sustained.