If one could get to the Okavango Delta to check out the rich wildlife, one might think of staying at Sandibe Okavango. This sustainable lodge in the safari of Botswana has developed an almost negligible environmental footprint.
Its designers Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman, have designed this cocoon-like lodge to make an impression against its surroundings. It has been elevated on stilts, and its sensuous and curvaceous facade uses shingles and woven saplings to mitigate its environmental footprint.
Concrete-free, the lodge is powered by solar panels. It also has a great view of the Sandibe River upon which it is perched. This is not just for the view however. Situated in this way also offers performative qualities such as great natural ventilation and daylighting.