Treepod at Soneva Kiri – eco friendly resort

- Architecture, Green Design

If you are looking for an eco-friendly dream destination, then the Soneva Kiri resort is the perfect choise. This wonderful resort features 42 resort villa and 21 private residences spanning over a luscious 150 acres of beach and tropical rainforest.The Treepod, which can take up to four people, was designed and built by eco-designer and founder of Sri Lanka-based company Nomadic Resorts Louis Thompson in collaboration with architect Olav Bruin and Jonathon Odet and Pon from Little World who were in charge of the zip line system.

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The Treepod is a bamboo pod which is hoisted five metres up (16 feet) into the tropical tree. Once you are seated in the pod, a waiter, with almost acrobatic skills, will use a zip line to deliver the pre-ordered drinks and delicacies to you. While you are dining, take in the views of the lush tropical vegetation and surrounding sandy beaches because they are nothing short of breathtaking.

The pod’s frame is wrapped in rattan while the building team did not use any bolts or screws whatsoever in order to keep the trees intact and stay true to Soneva Kiri Resort’s environmental philosophy. The resort also uses strategies like recycling rainwater, passive cooling, green roofs and daylighting to accomplish its environmental goals.

Who says you can’t enjoy life while saving the planet?

Source: inhabitat