Nilaya Hermitage is an 8 room boutique resort cum residence for Hari & Claudia Ajwani at Arpora, Goa.
Built on top of the hill overlooking the wide stretch of beach, Nilaya spreads its arms towards the panoramic view below.
It is an earthy structure built from stone excavated from the hill behind and uses a renewable timber (coconut rafters) for its roofing. Incorporated into the building are old artefacts like temple columns and grinding stones. Old methods of construction are also recalled like brick arches, vaults and domes.