Under the Stars

architect Rodrigo Duque Motta
project Elqui Domos Hotel, Valle del Elqui, Chile


Elqui Domos is a small 10-year-old hotel located in the heart of Valle del Elqui, a narrow valley stretched between the Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range. The valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies and pleasant weather, as well as for its great potential for winegrowing, astronomy and tourism.


The hotel comprises several single wooden-structured cabins that provide translucent fabric domes, enabling an experience that encourages a close connection with nature as well as unique night-sky viewing – through the cabins’ roof hatches – while lying beneath the stars.