Ar. Rohit Karekar
Ar. Ravi Hazra, Ar. Porus Master, Ar. Ashley Fialho, Ar. Richa Raut, Ar. Saurabh Jain, Ar. Rohit Karekar, Ar. Shekoba Sanap
The brief involves designing a facility for a group of urban people coming from Mumbai or Pune to spend a week or so in the lap of Sahyadris while taking on new experiences, learning some things, and getting one step closer to mother nature. This calls for an opportunity to investigate the relationship between man and nature.
Folk, oral or written, for ages has been commenting on nature and the assoications humankind forms with nature. Thus the project enquires into “Stories” to extract cues that inform the design and leads to the design itself being a ‘Repository of Stories’ that the user would come to explore.
The design language is contemporary, built out of traditional materials, manifesting a unique experience of space and texture for the urban user. Interpretations of folk, songs, and poems govern the space design, making the space ‘a platform where man and nature perform in unison’.