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Vineyard hotel in Mendoza features unique hovering loft accommodation

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Located in Mendoza, Argentina amid 6,000 meter (19,685 feet) Andes, Entre Cielos is the unique home to a tree-hotel prototype that offers guest an exclusive escape hovering over lush green vines
Located in Mendoza, Argentina amid 6,000 meter (19,685 feet) Andes, Entre Cielos is the unique home to a tree-hotel prototype that offers guest an exclusive escape hovering over lush green vines
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The unit is a cocoon shaped cabin that is supported by several irregularly placed steel columns.
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The unit is a cocoon shaped cabin that is supported by several irregularly placed steel columns.
The cabin features a large open interior space that opens out onto the panoramic terrace space
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The cabin features a large open interior space that opens out onto the panoramic terrace space
The health spa includes baths, steam and massage rooms designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
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The health spa includes baths, steam and massage rooms designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
LED lighting is used to illuminate the interior corridors and spa rooms
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LED lighting is used to illuminate the interior corridors and spa rooms
The terrace is equipped with a spa bath allowing guests to cool off from the heat
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The terrace is equipped with a spa bath allowing guests to cool off from the heat
The interior includes an open lounge area that morphs into the guest bed, a private bathroom, desk and minibar
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The interior includes an open lounge area that morphs into the guest bed, a private bathroom, desk and minibar
The hovering guest cabin is designed by German architectural studio Baumraum.
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The hovering guest cabin is designed by German architectural studio Baumraum.
Floor plan by Baumraum studio, Germany
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Floor plan by Baumraum studio, Germany
The cabin features an arched roof line designed by Baumraum studio, Germany
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The cabin features an arched roof line designed by Baumraum studio, Germany
Interior plan by Baumraum studio, Germany
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Interior plan by Baumraum studio, Germany
Interior plan by Baumraum studio, Germany
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Interior plan by Baumraum studio, Germany
The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was conceived in 2009 by a group of Swiss architecture enthusiasts
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The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was conceived in 2009 by a group of Swiss architecture enthusiasts
Entre Cielos' concrete steam room
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Entre Cielos' concrete steam room
The health spa includes baths, steam and massage rooms designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
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The health spa includes baths, steam and massage rooms designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
Small openings in the walls and ceilings allows natural light to filter through, creating a “back-light” visual experience
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Small openings in the walls and ceilings allows natural light to filter through, creating a “back-light” visual experience
The building is also protected by an external verandah that scales the building
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The building is also protected by an external verandah that scales the building
The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
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The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
LED lighting is used to illuminate the hotel's entrance
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LED lighting is used to illuminate the hotel's entrance
Entre Cielos' concrete bathroom
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Entre Cielos' concrete bathroom
Entre Cielos' concrete bathroom
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Entre Cielos' concrete bathroom
The hotel design features a series of horizontal concrete slabs
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The hotel design features a series of horizontal concrete slabs
The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
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The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was designed by Argentinian architects, A4 Estudio
The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape
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The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape
Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa
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Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa
Entre Cielos offers simple luxury accommodation in the property's main building
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Entre Cielos offers simple luxury accommodation in the property's main building
Entre Cielos offers simple luxury accommodation in the property's main building
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Entre Cielos offers simple luxury accommodation in the property's main building
Located in Mendoza, Argentina amid 6,000 meter (19,685 feet) Andes, Entre Cielos is the unique home to a tree-hotel prototype that offers guest an exclusive escape hovering over lush green vines
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Located in Mendoza, Argentina amid 6,000 meter (19,685 feet) Andes, Entre Cielos is the unique home to a tree-hotel prototype that offers guest an exclusive escape hovering over lush green vines
The cabin hovers five meters (16.4 feet) above grape vines
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The cabin hovers five meters (16.4 feet) above grape vines
The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape
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The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape
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Located in Mendoza, Argentina amid 6,000 meter (20,000 foot) Andes, Entre Cielos is home to a tree-hotel prototype that offers guests an exclusive escape hovering over lush green vines. Despite Mendoza's naturally barren landscape, the small town utilizes a sophisticated irrigation system that nurtures a hub of over 1200 vineyards. The Entre Cielos vineyard, hotel and spa was conceived in 2009 by a group of Swiss architecture enthusiasts, which is currently developing a series of hovering guest cabins designed by German architectural studio Baumraum.

The Entre Cielos concept is to create a cluster of external accommodation units that would offer guests the sense of being completely surrounded by nature. Currently the property hosts its first prototype, resembling a cocoon shaped cabin that is supported by several irregularly placed steel columns.

The cabin hovers five meters (16.4 feet) above grape vines
The cabin hovers five meters (16.4 feet) above grape vines

Hovering five meters (16.4 feet) above the ground, guests can gain access to the cabin by the two-flight stairway. The cabin features a large open interior that opens out onto the panoramic terrace, equipped with a spa where guests can cool off from the heat while enjoying the views out across the snow-capped peaks of the Andes. The interior includes an open lounge area incorporating a guest bed, private bathroom, desk and minibar.

The vineyard is home to a striking hotel that features a series of horizontal concrete slabs. The building was designed by Argentinian architects A4 Estudio and houses simple luxury accommodation in addition to the health spa that includes baths, steam and massage rooms.

The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape
The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape

The low ceilings and long streamline walls blend the structure into the surrounding landscape, while the concrete walls insulates and protects the interior spaces from hot outside temperatures. Small circular openings let in natural light, creating a back-lit visual experience. LED lighting is used to illuminate the interior corridors, spa rooms, entrances and the exterior perimeter of the hotel. The building is also protected by an external veranda that scales the building, shielding it from the heat and providing shade for guests to walk under.

Entre Cielos is open all year round and tariffs for the vineyard loft start from US$420 per night, including breakfast.

Sources: Entre Cielos, Baumraum and A4 Estudio.

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420 US dollars in a province where the annual income hovers around that amount. You'll feel real comfy here, nearby there are children dying of malnutrition, your cocoon sits on ground that was pilched from locals under the banner of international promotion of the republic, and those Andes are beautiful, but do not look too close for you will see the strip-mining by multinationals, employing those displaced locals for starvation wages, doing the dangerous and dirty work, Yes, this world is a beautiful place, breakfast included.