The project brief demanded that the resort to blend with the local terrain and our convictions demanded that it maximize the use of local materials, technologies and crafts to create a contemporary product.
Since the site had two distinctly different characters in land forms, one a ravine like formation with level difference and 4.5 mts. and the other a relatively flat land, the suites were located in the ravine with a large pool in the valley, and the other facilities in leveled areas.
The most important focus of the Design approach and the onsite changes was the experiences created by the built forms, their interrelationships, the construction elements as well as the emerging colours and fixtures of the materials and techniques. Traditional Techniques were used for the construction of random rubble masonry walls, Patthar Patties roofs, water proofing as well as insulations by the local crafts persons, Samples of Walls and other techniques were made on the architects instructions and were finalized by the inputs of the architects and the clients. Construction of the domes in the project has been the more significant milestone, as they built with random rubble sans cement and without drawings or inputs from the structural engineer.
Shock value will be created by having a simple exterior which blends with the rustic natural surroundings, contracted by a luxurious interior. Great emphasis was laid on greening the area with easy to maintain plants and trees which should blend with water bodies created all across.