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Video: Residencia / Tramnesia

Video: Residencia / Tramnesia

Provided by the creative minds of Tramnesia, this short film takes us inside a remote hotel in Northern Chile known as the Residencia. Located in a desolate area of the Atacama desert, this subterranean building is straight out of a James Bond movie, literally. You may recognized it as the bad guy lair in Quantum of Solace.

Designed by the German architects of Auer + Weber, this hotel serves as a sanctuary for the astronomers and visitors of the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory. Hardly visible from the entrance road, the submerged the L-shaped structure is marked by a long brick entrance and skylight dome. Once inside, “cavernous public spaces echo the openness of the desert” and are “enclosed by dark earth tones that produce a cozy and secure effect.”

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Video: Residencia / Tramnesia " 13 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/254437/video-residencia-tramnesia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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