Sandibe Safari Lodge in Botswana
The aim of the design by Michaelis Boyd Associates (MB) was to create structures that make an airy and spacious impression and to take a sustainable approach in the process. Accordingly only natural materials have been used. The buildings have been given a curvilinear structure articulated by striking timber ribs and clad in a wooden skin of shingles. Electricity is supplied by solar photovoltaic modules.
The twelve guest suites in their subtle warm colours rest on wooden decks, whereby the sleeping space and open living area in each one open out onto spectacular views of the natural surroundings. An open-fronted bar is the central focus of the lodge. Here again curved lines predominate, with the wooden rib structure underscoring the light and airy feel of the habitation.