Hotel Elqui Domos
filmed by James Florio

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This stop-frame movie by American photographer James Florio documents the day and night-time scenes at Elqui Domos, a hotel for stargazers in Chile's Elqui Valley.

Hotel Elqui Domos filmed by James Florio

First opened in 2005, the hotel comprises a series of timber cabins where guests can observe the stars whilst lying in their beds.

Hotel Elqui Domos filmed by James Florio

Some cabins feature geodesic domes on their rooftops, while four recent additions by Santiago studio RDM Arquitectura come with large angled skylights and rooftop viewing platforms.

Hotel Elqui Domos filmed by James Florio

James Florio used over 23,000 photographs to make the four-minute movie, taken over a period of six months.

Hotel Elqui Domos filmed by James Florio

Other recent architecture projects in Chile include a hillside house with staggered terraces and a rusted steel and concrete school building. See more architecture in Chile.

Hotel Elqui Domos filmed by James Florio

See more hotels on Dezeen, including one filled with portable sleeping capsules.

Hotel Elqui Domos filmed by James Florio

  • Filipe

    Spaceship Earth.

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    I bet the policies re: light pollution on this hotel must be rather strict, as they should be, for this looks like a place devoted entirely to contemplating the magnificence of the Milky Way.