Water Woods Resorts & Lodges

“The water, the landscape and the sky inspired us!!!”

Name of project Water Woods Resorts & Lodges
Location Kabini, Karnataka
Project Type Hospitality & Recreation
client Mr. Arjun Kapoor
Year of completion 2015
Built up area 21,000 sq.ft.
Plot area 1.3 acres
Contractor Renuka Prasad & GEM consultants
Photography Umeed Mistry
“the water, the landscape and the sky inspired us!!!”

A sustainable design approach, making the best use of natural resources and using locally available materials and manpower was the key intent of the brief.

The layout was dictated by the lay of the land, surrounding ecosystem, sight/view lines and an existing building footprint.High pitched roofs, floor to ceiling openings and double heights enhance volumes which invite the surrounding green and water indoors.

The absence of a physical boundary, the pool with an invisible edge accentuates the connect of the site to the water front.A semi covered dining deck is designed at the water edge, kitchen and secondary spaces are located centrally to all the rooms with separate external access for ease of service.

The deck roofs with an underlay of bamboo filters the light and green into these spaces with large decks & terraces for star gazing nights.Nature inspired imprints keeping with the locale (animal foot prints, leaves etc.) adorn on floors, roof slab, light fixtures etc.