d6thd design studio grows triangular cottages in a mango tree farm, in india

d6thd design studio grows triangular cottages in a mango tree farm, in india

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. 

d6thd design studio grows triangular cottages in a mango tree farm, in india
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.

d6thd design studio grows triangular cottages in a mango tree farm, in india
overhung terracotta pitched roof evokes the experience of wilderness yet the sense of security

d6thd design studio grows triangular cottages in a mango tree farm, in india
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.

d6thd design studio grows triangular cottages in a mango tree farm, in india
the corbelled stone arches have been cleverly worked out in order to transfer the load efficiently and economically

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the overhung terracotta pitched roofs evoke wilderness as well as security

 

 

the complex could not be completed without a dreamy common dining restaurant, centrally placed to be easily accessed and flexible to all. structurally, the central spiral stone pillar supporting the hexagonal roof acts as a pivot for the entire site wherein all activities smoothly flow around the block. the large brick arches of the hall intentionally frame the exterior scenes as well as the extended outdoor seating . as a result, boundaries blur between the open and the built.

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the central spiral column supporting the hexagonal roof acts as a pivot wherein all activities smoothly flow around. extended seating around the large brick arches of the dinning block blurs the boundaries of open and built

 
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the free-flowing spaces are arranged uninterruptedly around the landscape

 

 

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circular waiting lounge adds drama into the welcoming gesture
circular waiting lounge adds drama into the welcoming gesture
small window response to the hot and dry climate of the region as the tinted glasses further help in lighting up the interior
small window response to the hot and dry climate of the region as the tinted glasses further help in lighting up the interior
play of triangular geometry in cottage plans
play of triangular geometry in cottage plans

project info:

 

name: gir vihar – eco resort
designer: d6thd design studio/ himanshu patel

construction team: jagdish, manu, jitu

location: bhojde village, gir lion sanctuary, gujarat, india

built up area: 1600 sqm

photography: inclined studio /@inclined studio

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: eirini ilia | designboom

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