Lots of Austinites know and love El Cosmico in Marfa, TX. It’s a destination in far West Texas where guests can stay in refurbished airstream trailers and even yurts while getting a hefty dose of the quirky and artistic region near Big Bend.
Now, the hospitality magnate who started it all, Liz Lambert, is reimagining, rebuilding, and expanding the campground hotel to 62 acres that will feature large-scale 3D-printed domes, arches, vaults, and parabolic forms. The new and improved El Cosmico will have guest units, a pool, spa, and shared communal facilities. The project is set to break ground in 2024.
“I have had a vision for the evolution of El Cosmico for many years that includes several spaces that add to the experience both for guests and locals—a pool, a hammam, and more space for art and skills-building workshops,” Lambert said in a press release.
“Our collaboration with El Cosmico and ICON has allowed us to pursue the formal and material possibilities of cutting-edge 3D-printed construction untethered by the traditional limitations of a conventional site or client,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG.
The collection of the BIG-designed two, three, and four-bedroom homes feature expansive views of the Davis Mountains and range from 1,200 sq. ft to 2,200 sq. ft. Reservations will begin in Summer 2023.