the cottages flow around the mango trees uninterruptedly
amongst a foliage of mango trees, the triangular fairytale-like cottages by d6thd design studio emerge. the play of nature and geometries expands on the indian farm as the free-flowing spaces are arranged uninterruptedly around the landscape. the way the houses and greenery come together only triggers in visitors the urge to explore what is hidden and to explore the area step by step. with the architecture blending instead of disturbing the trees, an almost inseparable image blossoms.
the triangular balconies take in the diffused northern light as the guests enjoy panoramic views to the adjoined forest
all images courtesy of d6thd design studio
photographs by inclined studio
the triangular balconies take in the diffused north light
once into the mango farm, one is welcomed with a distant eye pleasing view of the different volumes that indian-based studio d6thd has architected, revealing in turn the distinguished reception area. the brick-constructed dome that welcomes the guests is bathed through the skylight above, almost signifying a sacred-like entry.
the tree-infused cottages are north-south orientated so that the triangular balconies take in the diffused north light, allowing the guests to enjoy panoramic views to the adjoined forest. through the L shaped staircase, the foyer space of the ground floor becomes the balcony for the upper floor and the play of perspective begins to take shape.
overhung terracotta pitched roof evokes the experience of wilderness yet the sense of security
the reception area is masked as a brick-constructed dome bathed through the skylight above
traditional construction & locally sourced materials
regarding construction techniques, traditional methods like rubble stone packed foundation, load bearing walls, arches, domes and pitched roofs have all been used. moreover, the fact that sand stones, bricks and terracotta tiles have all been locally sourced is not only economical, but it also attempts to serve a feeling of belongingness amongst the visitors. aesthetically, the stone walls, clay roofs and exposed surfaces that will eventually get covered with radiant moss only fortify the connection with nature. paired with fine craftsmanship, the architect’s vision of the eco-resort becomes reality.
the corbelled stone arches have been cleverly worked out in order to transfer the load efficiently and economically