raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus
 
raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus
jan 19, 2012

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus

‘raas jodhpur’ by lotus praxis initiative, jodhpur, india image © raas jodhpur

 

 

 

on a recent trip to rajasthan, india, designboom got up close and personal with new delhi-based practice lotus. we visited the studio and had a close look on the new works the practice is currently working on. ambrish arora, principal of lotus, gave us an in-depth presentation on raas jodhpur, a boutique hotel located in the heart of jodhpur, india. the project was a collaboration between lotus and bangalore-based firm praxis. together under the name, lotus praxis initiaive, arora and rajiv majumdar from praxis, underwent their first major commissioned work. to date the establishment has won best holiday building at the 2011 world architecture festival (WAF) and was chosen as one of the best hotels in the world by conde nast traveller for the gold list 2011.

 

arora explains the design process and the major principles behind the construction: ‘we feel the world is moving towards authenticity. today, resorts are creating theater stages of the past which is a pseudo revivalist movement. it’s not about packaging something, it’s about expressing what is relevant today. and how can we give back, to the people what is theirs. so you get a relevance to what they have… the new framing the old and the old framing the new.’ 

 

ambrish arora will speak at the india design forum march 9 – 10, 2012 in delhi.

 


designboom met ambrish arora in lotus’ delhi-based office in december 2011
video © designboom

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus entrance of raas image © raas jodhpur

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus raas jodhpur with mehrangarh fort image © raas jodhpur

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus endless swimming pool image © raas jodhpur

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus raas at night image © raas jodhpur

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotusimage © raas jodhpur

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus dari khana image © raas jodhpur

 

 

 

designboom actually stayed at raas for new year’s eve. see our original article on the hotel raas jodhpur here.

 

 

here are a few images of the building process:

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus ambrish at work image © lotus

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus demolition of existing site image © lotus

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus restoration of site image © lotus

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus construction of site, collaboration with local artisans image © lotus

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus contemporary jaali detail by lotus architecture image © raas jodhpur

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus historic motif of jaali   -the making process image © designboom

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotusjaali making image © designboom

 

raas jodhpur, rajasthan: presentation by ambrish arora of lotus jaali detail image © designboom

 

 

 

if you wish to visit raas jodhpur soon, there is a great event in february 17th – 19th 2012, the sufi festival at nagaura, jodhpur. featuring the exponents of rare living traditions of sufi expressions from across india and beyond, at the magical fort of nagaur ahichhatragarh.

  • Congrats, very appropriate project for such a historical indian city.

    Peter
  • I was there! It is beautiful. But don’t go for dinner before 9.00 p.m. Unless you want to listen to the Muezzin instead of having a conversation. 😉

    Ruth Herzog
  • beautifully done!

    Ar Divya BT
  • I REVIEVED THIS IN MAGAZINE ALSO…I SALUTE THE APPROACH WHICH RESPECTS THE PAST YET ENJOYS THE FUTURE…GREAT

    AR. VARSHA CHORDIA

    VARSHA

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