4. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in New South Wales, AustraliaGet More Info
While “parkitecture” is a term coined in the United States—and is specific to lodging resembling America’s national parks—there are other examples of parks-inspired architecture throughout the world. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a 7,000-acre resort in the Greater Blue Mountain located between two national parks, the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park (about 2 1/2 hours from Sydney). Architects Turner + Associates and designer Chhada Siembieda incorporated Australia’s natural color palette by sourcing timber and sandstone sourced within a 60-mile radius of the property. The villas are made of natural wood and stone that was sourced locally as well. Expect cameos by kangaroos and wallabees.
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