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Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort
Manualaya Resort

Location: Himachal Pradesh, India

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Area: 24,280 Sq.Mt.

Team: Manan Gupta, Vinod Narkar, Siddhant Priya, Abhijit Bagade, Abhijit Purohit, Vinay Shiposkar

Our ideas for this project were based on an urge to link site conditions to ecological and cultural contexts by use of materials and formal compositions. We have tried to catalyze the design process through negotiation between traditional craft, local material & modernity. To mitigate threats from Earthquakes local materials and techniques of horizontal timber members within load bearing masonry walls were incorporated while low-cost solutions of waste slate chips from quarries re-enforced with rebar was used to articulate structural and nonstructural elements. The refurbished guest rooms were supplemented with new balconies tucked under skewed pitched roofs orienting guests towards the Himalayan panorama. The forms of fixtures like bathtubs and washbasins echo local detailing of sunken bathing ponds in the nearby Vashisht temple and its specific gargoyle features as a conduit for water.
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