Glamping And Green Architecture In Queensland’s Lamington National Park
Nestled in Lamington National Park in Queensland, Australia, O’Reilly’s Campground is a perfect example of “green architecture.”
These sustainable building practices include lightweight construction and minimally invasive designs, passive solar, sustainably sourced materials, and many more.
According to Inhabitat, the campground is perfect for visitors who want an authentic campaign experience but don’t have the equipment.
The site offers glamping safari tents, powered RVs, as well as unpowered, standard campsites for traditional camping.
“Designed by Aspect Architecture, a firm from Kingscliff in New South Wales, Australia, the project includes a camp kitchen, gathering spaces, a fire pit and amenities buildings. In order to protect the natural building site, the facilities were designed and constructed using sustainable practices. This included lightweight construction techniques to preserve the vegetation, sustainably sourced timber materials and onsite sewer treatment and rainwater collection systems. Passive solar design and cross ventilation help save natural resources.”
Every piece of the campground is designed to stay connected to the environment. The skeletal structure of buildings reminds of tree canopies — they provide shelter and unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains.
The site itself is designed so that guests can connect with each other and share impressions around a communal campfire.
O’Reilly’s Campground is a perfect example of a sustainable recreational site, every aspect of which is purposefully designed to leave a minimal imprint on the environment.
Nikola uses his background in electrical engineering to break down complex sustainability topics for GreenCitizen’s readers. He is a firm believer in environmental conservation, which he practices daily through recycling and home-grown food. He enjoys hiking, engaging in white-water sports, and collecting pocket knives.