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Instead of chopping down trees and building the resort, the cottages were designed to grow around the existing mango trees, and integrate them in the built environment. This resort has a unique green quotient; the design direction was the ecologically sensitive notion to “embrace the nature gently”. Fort like circular shaped cottages inspired by a combination of local nomadic community houses and the boldness of lion-the king of forest.





Technical data

built up area: 1300 sq.mt site area: 1.5 acre cost: 1,25,00,000 INR location: Bhojde village, Gir lion sanctuary, Gujarat, India

Project team

architect: himanshu Patel, d6thdD design studio photography: maulik patel drawings: nitin panchal