Design showcase: Top five landscape-inspired designs

by | 13 Oct 2021 | Design, Design Showcase

Roaming freely from Italy to New Zealand, our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive highlights five hotels with bold concepts embracing the majesty of the Great Outdoors.

We all know who the best designer really is: Mother Nature.

Embracing the environmental lobby

In fact, the first human homes were part of the landscape itself. After thousands of years, humans left the caves and the first architectural designs were created.

These were tightly bound to the landscape, using local materials, adjusting to the weather conditions, the seasons and the specific activities of their occupants. Throughout history, this strong connection with the landscape was gradually lost.

Today, some of the most daring and innovative architects and designers are finding exciting ways to fuse their designs with the surrounding geography, making them blend in with the landscape. From the meanders of a river mirrored in a nearby hotel to a building that hides between pale rocks and a resort buried in the hills of Italy, none of these fail to impress.

The Lindis

South Island, New Zealand
by RCP – Auckland

Imagery: © Patrick Reynolds


Explora Valle Sagrado

Huayllabamba, Peru
by José Cruz Ovalle


Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Yala, Sri Lanka
by Nomadic Resorts


Paramount Alma

Moos, Italy
by Plasma Studio


Apfelhotel Torgglerhof

Saltusio, Italy
by noa*

Imagery: © Alex Filz

Click here to find more landscape-inspired designs on TOPHOTELDESIGN.

Related Articles

Design showcase: Top five hostels

Design showcase: Top five hostels

Our ongoing collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN shines the spotlight on stylish schemes in the UK, the US and Peru that reimagine the role of the hostel in the 21st century. So, what exactly is a hostel? It’s defined as a lower-priced inn that offers basic shared (and...

Hyatt Centric comes to Cambridge

Hyatt Centric comes to Cambridge

Designed by a team that includes dRMM and AvroKO, Hyatt Centric’s first UK scheme features 150 stylish guestrooms near one of the world’s top universities. Hyatt Centric Cambridge has started welcoming guests keen to explore this famous city. A UK first for Hyatt...

Jeremy Heyes named managing director of WATG London

Jeremy Heyes named managing director of WATG London

Design firm WATG has appointed Jeremy Heyes, who has worked on a number of high-profile luxury hotels including Claridge's and The St Regis Astana, to lead its London office. Having joined WATG in 1992, and currently serving his third term on its board of directors,...

Hyatt unveils 148-key creative hub The Shay in LA

Hyatt unveils 148-key creative hub The Shay in LA

Showcasing the work of Studio Collective, The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, combines stylish accommodation with lots of space for creative collaborations, events and meetings. The City of Angels has welcomed the arrival of a chic new hotel. Culver City’s new...

NH Hotel Group debuts in Scandinavia with Copenhagen outpost

NH Hotel Group debuts in Scandinavia with Copenhagen outpost

Showcasing design by the likes of Arkitema, Henning Larsen, Krook & Tjäder and TBC, the five-star NH Collection Copenhagen hotel has now opened its doors in the Danish capital. Occupying a historic waterfront building at the entrance to the lively Christianshavn...


With the online database TOPHOTELCONSTUCTION you will have access to +6,000 hotel projects and all relevant decision-maker contacts.


Pin It on Pinterest