Master planning is about making the connection between buildings, social settings, and their surrounding environments. A successful Master Plan considers the many aspects of existing conditions such as, neighborhood, community, environment, and context, and responds to those complexities in a sophisticated design. It must consider past, present, and future as well as practical, functional, and economic realities.
Cloud Door Resort is located on a 24,900 sq.m land parcel along the picturesque misty hills adjoining the Banasura Dam. Developed by a Private Builder, this Resort consists of 42 unique Villas scattered along the hillside having 1, 2 & 3 BHK Options with amazing views of the landscape and lake. All the Villas were inspired by American style Rustic Cottages. It also has 8 Serviced Apartment Units, Club House with Pool, Restaurant, Recreational Area with Conference and Banquet Facilities.
Re-development of a Crafts Village spread over 8.42 acres ( 34,0889 sq.m). It was built in 2012 at an cost of ₹10 crores based on the model of Delhi Haat. But six years later, just five of the 27 craft huts still host any craftsmen. And even these men see their spots as workshops, while they go elsewhere looking for showrooms and customers.
Re-development of the Master plan was carried out by creating a wholesome experience for the tourists by giving them a glimpse of local arts & crafts, ethnic food and culture. We had to attract more footfalls and encourage extended stays. This required upgrading the Parking, Reception & Facilities for the Tourists. Also planned was the Renovation and Addition of Handicraft Kiosks & Emporiums. Creating a Casual Food Court, Restaurant & Food Kiosks with seating to attract more local visitors as well as tourists. Also planned was a Fairy land by integrating the existing water body with Animal Themed Kids Park with Light & Sound Show.
The components of the project include a craft design and technology development center and a state-of-the-art marketing center. It is envisaged as a ‘major picnic-cum-shopping spot for city dwellers and tourists, who can interact with craftsmen and watch various processes of manufacturing’.
Client wanted to build a landmark for destination weddings and events in the region. Overall planning and design was inspired by the rich cultural heritage buildings of Rajasthan.
Site (1,12,258 sq.m) was located on the edge of a hill-top plateau. His vision was to create a huge 12,000 sq.ft banquet facility. The Entrance Foyer took the guests towards the 3000 sq.ft Restaurant and Bar, SPA, gym and infinity pool with spectacular views of the Aravali range. And on the other side it was greeted by a massive 5000 sq.ft lawn based on the concept of Mughal Gardens.
40 nos. of Villa style Guest Rooms were planned on the quieter Southern side of the land wrapped around a water feature. Client had a vast antique collection of cars and scooters. He wanted to build a helipad within the project, so that his Guests could use his helicopter to make a larger than life statement.
Design intent was to create a framework for responsible “Eco-tourism” with Nature Conservation and Conservation awareness. The 85,264 sq.m narrow site along the Tejaswini River Mouth is blessed with abundance of natural beauty along its 560 m long beach front. Flanked by Rockbed Bio Shield on the Arabian Sea side and Casuarina trees, the site is located in an eco-sensitive zone which is part of Coastal Regulated Zone, only single-storied structures of purely temporary in nature shall be built, the construction material used in the making of such structures should comprise of eco-friendly materials only, such as Bamboo, wood, canvas for accommodation in the form of shelters, pavilions, huts, tents and cottages. The overall footprint of the constructed buildings is kept to a minimum of 5% of the total site area. Project was tagged as “Bamboo-Beaches-Backwaters” by the Developer.
With the aim to preserve the Fragile Eco-system by creating a Sea-Turtle nesting Zone free of Plastic & Litter, with Temporary Construction using local raw-materials and vernacular architecture. We have tried to promote Adventure Tourism, Non-conventional Energy, Responsible Waste & Garbage Disposal, Recycling of Organic Waste & Use of Compost and local Community Participation to make this project successful.
The first phase of the project included Tree Plantations as Conservation initiates for Land, Sea & Wildlife. Reviving the coastal area and sea-wall with Mangrove plantation that will be overseen and monitored by a Marine Biologist for creating an efficient eco-system and reducing coastal erosion. Conservation, Eco-restoration and rejuvenation of existing pond. Creating Coral Farm and Sea Turtle Nesting Zone to help facilitate safe nesting, breeding and conservation of sea turtles.
The second phase included construction of Entrance Pavilions, Restaurant, Cafe, Facilities for Visitors, Covered Walkways, Short-stay Accomodations, SPA & Wellness Center, Kids Play Area, Water & Adventure Sports and Relaxing areas. Designed and built using eco-friendly materials sourced locally. Natural eco-friendly building materials like bamboo, stone, laterite blocks, thatched/ canvased roofs will be preferred for constructing all the pavilions, shelters, towers and covered areas. Designed with geological features such as rock outcrops will enhance the sense of place. For example, integrating rocks into the design of a timber deck or boardwalk brings the visitor in direct contact with the resource and the uniqueness of the place.
Azithala, Kasaragod, Kerala
Design Team Collaborations
BURO Development Architecture Planning, Ahmedabad & Ascension Designs,Jaipur