It is only natural that Palacio de Sal would be made out of salt blocks. Located south of Bolivia’s capital La Paz, on the edge of the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, it was the only material in abundance that was readily available. Although it would be clever to claim that it was a creative decision, the construction of the Palacio de Sal was based on the lack of timber at the time.
Using approximately 1 million salt blocks for the floor, walls, ceiling, furniture and sculptures, Palacio de Sal is a savory place to stay when on vacation. In order to prevent degradation, a rule was enforced to prohibit licking the walls. The Palacio de Sal boasts a dry sauna, steam room, golf course and, of course, a saltwater pool.
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1. Salt Block Architecture - An innovative trend in building eco-friendly structures using salt blocks as the primary material.
2. Natural Material Interior Design - An emerging trend in interior design, focusing on utilizing natural materials as a means of environmentally conscious decor.
3. Sustainable Tourism - An emerging trend in tourism, with more travelers seeking eco-conscious accommodations.
1. Hospitality - Incorporating salt block architecture and natural materials can create unique and memorable experiences for hotel guests.
2. Architecture - Using salt blocks can be a cost-effective and sustainable option in the construction industry.
3. Eco-tourism - Sustainable tourism practices, such as the use of natural materials, can attract environmentally conscious travelers to destinations.