Influenced in form by traditional ranches in Chile, Patagonia Lodge provides weary travelers and enthusiastic vacationers with a setting from which to enjoy the glorious views of Villa O’Higgins. The lodge, designed by Cooprogetti Arquitectos, displays a definite contrast between exterior and interior; the dark, cool blue of the gabled figures blends the lodge’s three components into the mountainous backdrop, while the warm ambers of the wooden furnishings accented by colorful red rugs create a homey space. The colonial veranda is a cultural classic incorporated in the design; as the three volumes of the lodge frame a courtyard space, the verandas communicate with one another, each providing a different vantage point of the landscape.

via – Photographs ©Fabio Stingo & Alejandro Macaya

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ABOUT KIMBERLY LI - Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.