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// To explore how architecture can inform healing or provide spaces and events where healing can take place. // We as human beings have an inner connection with our environ ment by physical, mental, emotional and spiritual means. This con nection can create a dynamic life that people can thrive in every aspect.

“ A r c h i t e c t u r e i s t h e a r t o f r e co n c i l i a t i o n b e t w e e n ourselves and the world, and this mediation takes p l a ce t h r o u g h t h e s e n s e s .” - J u h a n i Pa l l a s m a a

// To design an centre for tranquility that act as the space for well-being, self-sustained built environment that provokes mental and physical healing.

// To establish a relationship between healing, senses and architecture

intent

// To understand the various elements of healing, by incorporating them into the built form

// To challenge the preconceived notion of healing centres // To learn and understand healing as a part of built environment // To create a holistic environment that restore and maintain the equilibrium between mind, body

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built-form c l o s e d s p a ce s thresholds o p e n s p a ce s f e n e s t ra t i o n s scale

Architecture

Senses

Healing

// a y u r v e d a // yo g a // m e d i t a t i o n // n a t u r o p a t h y

// To understand the five elements of nature and five senses as a healing/ rejuvenating factors of healing environment

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why

// From being the ‘science of life’, Ayurveda has become the ‘slice of life’ for many with the advent and positive growth of rejuvenation centers in the country. // Ayurveda recommends the means of prevention and treatment of various illness a well as preservation of health.

// Ayurveda is a system of natural healing that is originated in India some 5000 years ago in which the body and mind are seen as interplay of five great elements (space, air, water, earth, fire)

// s i g h t // t o u c h // h e a r i n g // s m e l l // t a s t e

earth

water

s p a ce fire

air

// The proposed built-form helps to integrate these elements in harmony which creates equilibrium of physical health, mental clarity and emotional happiness.

l ra u ct ges e t n i ch alle r a ch

// To create an integrated environment where the physical and the mental healing takes place // To juxtapose the five elements of nature in to the built form // To explore sensory architecture in the built-form

// To design esteemed environment that provokes user’s self-esteem by offering them dignified built-environment // To integrate landscape as a major element in to the built-form // To integrate water as a main element of healing // Designing spaces accoring to the user behavioural patterns // Cautious designing of acoustics

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// To explore the anti-ocular aspects of the architecture // Scheduling of vistas, to connect user to the nature

“The senses not only mediate information for the judgment of the intellect; they are also a means of igniting the imagination and of articulating s e n s o r y t h o u g h t .” - J u h a n i Pa l l a s m a a

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its its its its

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LITERATURE study

Ayurvedic medicine  is  a  system  of  medicine  with  historical  roots  in  the  Indian  subcontinent.Globalized  and  modernized  practices  derived  from  Ayurvedic  traditions  are  a  type  of  alternative medicine.

ayurveda

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. There is a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals

kapha

yoga

Meditation is an experience of relaxing the body, quieting the mind, and awakening the spirit. Meditation encourages a deepening of consciousness or awareness, and also facilitates a deeper understanding of self and others.

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hatha

meditation

Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of “natural” modalities,

larger build + strong + oily pale skin + thick hair + dislikes damp cold weather

concentrative

n a t u ro p a t h y

// basic form of yoga with balanced approach. // focus of phycial element

mud therapy

balanced

imbalanced

calm, reflecting, love, nurturing, compassion, patience

greed, envy, holds grudes, attachment

raja // focussed attention. // hold attention on a primary object usually your breath. Mentally notices its movement. // mud therapy, which is a distinct science of Naturopathy, bestows a number of health benefits where the simple application of mud

pitta

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// advanced form of yoga with balanced approach. // focus of mental element

re c e p t i v e

// this helps in health and wellness.

karma

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h y d ro t h e r a p y

medium build + fair/reddish skin + fine straight hair + dislikes cold weather

balanced

imbalanced

intelligence, concentration, memory, discrimination // It teaches the importance of selfless acts, without consideration of gain or reward.

// noticing

// hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat a disease or to maintain health. The theory behind it is that water has many properties that give it the ability to heal: Water can store and carry heat and energy. Water can dissolve other substances, such as minerals and salts.

// concentrate whilw carefully naming thoughts, sensation and other mental process and distractions.

jnana

vata

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mindfulness

a ro m a t h e r a p y

// emphasizes study as a means to inquire into one’s own nature.

bhakti // witnessing // aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being.

// closely watch your thoughts and activities. Let them come and go, without reacting, judging or holding on.

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anger, hate, jealousy, temper

// which focuses on a state of pure devotion to God.

small + thin + light build + dried hair + dislikes cold weather

balanced imagination, creative, spriritual, tranquil

imbalanced fear, anxity, stress, worry, poor memory

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therapy ro o m entrance consultation ro o m

s t o re

security entry lobby

change ro o m

pharmacy

display toilet

s t a ff ro o m

boutique waiting re c e p t i o n

f u n c t i o n a l f l o w c h a r t - Ay u r v e d a s p a c e s

cloak ro o m hall change ro o m

toilet

entrance

toilet

change ro o m

entrance

entry lobby

shower ro o m mud therapy

work-out space

s t a ff ro o m s t o re

entry lobby outdoor bath

s t a ff ro o m

functional flow chart - yoga spaces indoor bath meditation hall turkish bath

toilet

entrance change ro o m

f u n c t i o n a l f l o w c h a r t - n a t u ro p a t h y

administrative spaces

must

public spaces

should

entry lobby individual ro o m s

s t a ff ro o m s t o re

functional flow chart - yoga spaces therapy spaces

would be nice

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special study

architects : geoffrey babwa

“architecture should play to all the senses – area : 17 acres t h e s m e l l o f v e g e t a t i o n a f t e r ra i n , t h e s o u n d o f project year : 1974 birds and the wind in the trees, the texture of site description : densely planted trees with huge c l a y f l o o r t i l e s a n d r o u g h p l a s t e r – b y r e m ov i n g banyan trees t h e co n ce p t o f i n d o o r a n d o u t d o o r, t h i s s e n s e s climate : warm humid climate b a s e d e x p e r i e n ce i s p o s s i b l e ”. functions : hotel rooms + villas + restaurant + mas- geoffrey bawa sage rooms + conference facilities + informal meetlocation : madurai, tamil nadu, india

madurai

ing places + kitchen

location + site details

vista

materials

// bawa embraced the opportunity and consequently  nearly all of the building materials were sourced from the area, ten  kilometers from the site. The interior partitions are either  concrete block surfaced with simple cream plaster or a random  rubble masonry construction, while the pitched roofs are rounded clay tiles supported by corrugated  cement sheets.  // The rough­surfaced stone columns are  11 distinctive and that invite the user to tocuch and feel. 

// fenestrations in the walls are arranged in an axis, providing arriving visitors an unobstructed view of the garden beyong the building

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// Upon entering this lobby walking westward, the visitor immediately turns to the right and gains a distant view of the tennis courts

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framed by a long hallway. 

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1 main entry 2 service entry 3 security cabin 4 admin office 5 party hall 6 luxury villa 7 rooms 8 spa / ayurveda rooms 9 banquet hall 10 kitchen 11 supporting facilities 12 storage 13 motor room 14 bawa block 15 bar 16 pool 17 gymnasium

light

design element

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entrance

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local materials like laterite stone and clay tiles are used for the the construction.

// p r e ce d e n t s t u d y - t h i n k t a n k r e t r e a t // p r e ce d e n t s t u d y - t h e r m e v a l s // i n f e r e n ce s

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LITERATURE study

architects : RMA architects - rahul mehrothra

architects : peter zumthor

location : vaipoi, goa, india

location : vals, switzerland, europe

area : 1685.25 sqm

area : 1890 sqm

project year : 2009

project year : 1996

site description : located in the verdent environment of eastern goa

site description : The geography of site is mountainous and landlocked surrounding.

climate : tropical climate

climate : cold climate

functions : massage rooms + conference facilities + yoga & meditation spaces + informal meeting places + kitchen

functions : spas + pool + drinking fountains + rest areas + sauna + turkish baths

the independent boxes that are integrated on a common plinth under a large clay roof to give flexible and more informal spaces. this also results in better cross ventilation

accessible terraces as informal spaces covering the formal / meeting room.

“Mountain,stone, water – building in the stone, build-

creation of better vistas and cross ventilation for the healing

ing with the stone, into the mountain, building out of the mountain, being inside the mountain – how can the implications and the sensuality of the association of these words be interpreted, architecturally?” - Peter Zumthor

dark

enclosed spaces

open spaces

shade material

concept

spaces

vistas

1 entrance 2 waterbody 3 bridge to residence 4 guest suite 5 massage room 6 courtyard

design elements

entrance

light

7 bath 8 planter 9 conference room 10 kitchen 11 powder room 12 storage

informal spaces

vista

elements like water, air, earth, light human scaled entrance con- on the double height spaces lots of framed vistas that is taken into the built-form make this necting to the double height in- informal spaces are created by the controlles the perspective, that eiplace tranquil. terior space. architect with inbuilt elements. ther ensures or denies views, also designed to the different sun angles.

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isolated units on the common plitnth gives more flexibility in spaces.

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softness

colour

the fascination for the mystic qualities of a world of stone within the mountain, for darkness and light, for light reflections on the water or in the steam saturated air, pleasure in the unique acoustics of the bubbling water in a world of stone, a feeling of warm stones and naked skin, the ritual of bathing – these notions guided the architect.

integration of nature and water into the built form makes the interior more vibrant excellent use of local materials blended to the modern material . // peter Zumthor paid meticulous attention terrace spaces gives cozy environment of the to materials and to their visual, tactile and user to meditate. even olfactory attributes.

Working with the natural surroundings the bath rooms lay below a grass roof structure half buried into the hillside. The Therme Vals is built from layer upon layer of locally quarried Valser Quarzite slabs. This stone became the driving inspiration for the design, and is used with great dignity and respect.

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controlling of perspective that either ensures or denies views well anchored to the site and the vibrant climatic conditions careful dealing of senses in to the architecture

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the vistas framed from the terrace space are // he applied materials with the sophisticatless ocular becase of the slope that obstrcuts ed precision and he pursues the skills and 3 1 1 2 the view techniques of construction. t e n t h

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architects : Ar. poppo pingel + Ar. Mona doctor location : auroville, tamilnadu, india area : 866.1 sq. m project year : 1993

auroville

site description : located in banks of bay of bengal climate : warm and humid climate vegetation : palm trees + shrub cover

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location

topography : 25m from MSL, no contours

“architecture as a healing environment would need to acknowledge and weave in the senses and the emotions. Buildings are like third skin of human beings after their own skin and clothing. T h e a co u s t i c , o l f a c t o r y, t a c t i l e e x p e r i e n ce s of an building are an important part of living s e n s o r i u m .� - Po p p o P i n g e l

site details

// the healing centre and guest houses places on sither side of existing caretaker house and windmill // services are zoned to the rear of the site, so that it is obstructed from visitor’s view 9

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psychological impact of

recessed

entrance, this gives user the sense of convivality when they enter the building

// cluster organisation - curvilinear therapy rooms in the front with with the internal corridors facing the open court.

// this also act as the shading element, because of the tropical climate.

// dispersed circular rooms provides good air flow throughout the built-form

// addition of lime to the concrete gives the lighness feel to the built-form

1 security cabin 2 parking 3 guest rooms 4 reception 5 healing circles 6 staff rooms 7 consultation rooms 8 water body 9 storage

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// in this project architect have explored the

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bay of

bengal on slight sand dunes. 3

// the thick vegitation of palm and local shrubrs are in the front of the site, abbuting the sea

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// this act as the natural element that channalise and reduce the wind speed.. 2

site plan

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organisation // architect have provided only one entry that is used by the visitors, staffs and other service vehicles. // vehicular circulation inside the site to restricted to reduce the noice level inside the building, and also to bring in the idea of tranquil while entering. // perdestrian circulation connects all the therapy and public spaces of the building. // because of the single entry point the the chaos is happening at the juctions pointed as critical nodes.

// old water tank isused as a spaces for

hydrotherapy, though it appears to be free flowing layout, exact geometry is employed to determine scale and proportions.

// a building is eventually a reflection of consciousness of the person who conceives it as well as those who use it. // this pond also cools the hot air that enters the multi-use hall.

vehicular entry

// landscped courtyards are the another important aspect of this building.

pedestrian entry pedestrian circul. vehicular circul. service circul.

// this gives the openess to the built-form and also act as the core for healing

critical node

// the integrated landscape with the rockgarden is the space for

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// the spaces are arranged based on the hierarchy of privacy level // all the therapy circles are placed in the front but the direct entry is restricted. // all the services like linen, kitchen and other storages are places at the rear of the building // all the therapy and corridor spaces opens in to the inner courtyards // pedestrian movement is regulated throughout the building

// because of the high humidity level, the architect also gave equal importance to the climatic design principles //

h i e r a rc h y

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cross ventilation through double ceiling and domes climate

spatial distribution

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c ro s s v e n t i l a t i o n

// open spaces are very well merged with the built-form // all the linkage like corridors are connced physcially to the consultation rooms and visually to the landscaped courtyards. // the resticted link is established for the therapy room to avoid the disturbance by other users // all the linkages are well light and well shaded // the corridor floor slab is elevated from the ground level gives floating effect to the building.

// much attention to the detail is given. the architect have used precast rings to frame the vistas, this also reduce the usage of concrete in the building // all the east facing windows are larger to give the view o the beach, it also has less radiation inside.

openspaces

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details

linkage elements

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fenestrations

i n f e re n c e s

+ isolation of the facility from the urban environment. + seperation of public, private and the therapy areas massing

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shadow

// the major building material incorporated in this construction in

local brick + lime mortor + lime concrete + bioconcrete

// dome is cladded with broken mosaic tiles to avoid water seepage and the radiation inside the building.

material

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surface articulation

simplicity in the structure with the careful integration of the healing elements

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case study

architects : Ar. T.C. Cyriac, Kerala

// a frontal approach to the site leads the user along a straight, axial path

location : whitefield, bengaluru

projected entrance

// a creates a waiting space, announces its function to approach and enter the building

site area : 7 acres project year : 2006 bengaluru

site description : within the city limit

// the entrance is visually reinforced by articulated embelishment

climate : moderate climate

// the architecture style of the building is characterised by kerala vernacular style.

vegetation : coconut trees + shrub cover

location

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topography : 900m from MSL, slight contours

site details

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administrative area

vehicular entry

public area

pedestrian entry pedestrian circul. vehicular circul. service circul.

private area

// the path configuration is more composite, but to avoid the creation of disorienting maze, a hierachical order among the paths and nodes of the building is established // the private pathways runs in the rear of the building gives privacy to the guest

path

// the built-forms in this site are dismantled from the traditional kerala houses and assembled here to make the essence of kerala vernacular architecture // mangalore tiles with the ceiling tiles gives good insulation to the roof

materials

// the central open spaces forms the heart of this building // this place acts as the informal gathering space for therapy workshops // this is the brahmastana of this building

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strong concept of vastu shastra is followed through out the building resuse of the traditional material, to reduce the energy consumbtion we organised pedestrian and vehicular circulation in the site improper amalgamation of architecture style and the site

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comparative study case study 1 quiet healing centre

topic

case study 2 ayurvedagram

location

auroville, tamil nadu, india

whitefield, bengaluru, india

landuse

mixed use development : tamilnadu, DTCP

commercial development, bengaluru, BDA

connectivity

it is in 8 km proximity to the nearby pondicherry bus stop.

it is in 4 km proximity to the nearby whitefield bus stop.

spatial organisation

cluster organisation with the therapy room and consultation room that surrounds the series of courtyards

linear organisation with admin rooms, therapy rooms, consultation rooms organised along the pedestrian pathway.

architectural character

architect maintained the idea of creating therapeutic and the healing environment through out the design

more concentration was give to the aesthetics of the building. this focus more on matching the kerala architecture style.

circulation

the unplanned service vehicular circulation id creating chaos in the site by interrupting the pedestrian movement.

the vehicular movement inside the site is restricted. all the service vehicules are brought to the rear of the building

parking

peripheral parking

peripheral parking

Parking

Parking

Security Cabin

Security Cabin

Reception

Reception

Waiting Lounge

Waiting Lounge

Library + Reading space

Library + Reading space

Consultation room

Waiting lounge

Therapy room

Display room

Foot reflexology

Consultation room

Change room

Compounding room

Specialists room

Therapy room

Medical officer room

Panchakarma room

Pharmacy

Shirodhara room

Medicine store

Foot reflexology

Record store

Change room

Toilet Mud therapy room

Specialists room

Villa type

Medical officer room

Admin room

Staff nurse room

total built-up area

3250 sq.m

8000 sq.m

site area

5236 sq.m

28322 sq.m

floor area ratio

0.61

0.3

// the main idea of design is characterised by the series of courtyards.

// because of the moderate climatic condition the huge open spaces are given

open spaces

// due to the humid climatic condition, the proportion of the courtyards are maintained in a way to allow cross ventilation with proper shading during the critical month of may

no .of. users

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200

area per user

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40

// theses spaces are used as informal gathering spaces

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site area

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area requirements

29140 sq.m

site area

Waiting lounge Display room

1.5

Consultation room

maximum built-up no. of. floor

10

Compounding room

43710 sq.m

Therapy room

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Panchakarma room

Entrance 4%

Shirodhara room Foot reflexology Ayurveda 28%

Facilities 21%

Change room Nathuropathy room Specialists room Medical officer room Staff nurse room Clerk room Steam bath room

Meditation 15%

ayurveda

spa 11%

yoga 12%

Naturopathy 9%

entrance

366 sq.m

ayurveda

2785 sq.m

yoga

1240 sq.m

naturopathy

895 sq.m

meditation facilities

Change room Common hall Electrotherapy & reflexology section Individual room Workout spaces

total built-up 10,100

Semi-open hall Jogging tracks Teacher room Assistants room

1520 sq.m 2160 sq.m

Store room Record store Research room

s p a t i a l p ro g r a m m e

Toilet

yoga Security Cabin Boutique Store (Traditional materials)

Chromo therapy room

Reception Waiting Lounge

Mud therapy room

Library + Reading space

Hydrotherapy room Naturopathy Kitchen Assistants room Store room Record store

Dormitory

Research room

Villa type

Toilet

Conference room Admin room Manager Cabin HR room

n a t u ro p a t h y

Houskeeping Service Storage Kitchen Dining

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site fabric and analysis

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site

courtallam

77 16’E 0

tirunelveli

// courtallam, spa of south india, is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160 m on the western ghats in tenkasi taluk of tirunelveli district in india. // the numerous waterfalls and cascades along the area have earned it the title the spa of south india. // the site is located in the centre of the panchayat with equal proximity to the falls. // located in the foot hills abutting the major road and a waterbody

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site details towards srivlilputtur towards tirunelveli

tenkasi 5 kms

ilanji season timings

driest month

sengottai

monsoon timings

5 kms

3 kms

towards kerala

towards old courtallam

t r a n s p o r t p ro x i m i t y

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+ 204 m

m a c ro residence

institute

commercial

public + semipublic

mixed-use

agriculture

m i c ro c l i m a t e

Cayser hussain h

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centre for tranquility t h e ra p e u t i c

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// s i t e s t u d y

sensory architecture

// courtallam is known as the spa of south india

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site fabric and analysis

// mostly used by the local villagers

// foothill with the stream on the western edge make the site more // road connets to the main falls of courtallam pleasant // also allowes the heavy vehicles to surpass // since this edge is far from the main road the muteness is always maintained

// mango tree act as the // the main road in front of the site is towards the tiger falls first focal point while approacing the site // this road is frequently used by the visitors // the huge canopy act // has potential to be used as an approach road for the site as sun shade

// has good focal view point towards the hill

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vegetation

// vegetation inside site is dense with neem, mango and coconut // stream inside the site adds even more value to the site by building // water from the stream flows towards east and creates a lake on the eastern edge trees strong ecosystem // this is one of the vibrant and stricking tourist spot in courtallam // this gives the challenge to integrate the built-form with the na- // this also creates the pleasant auditory sensation in the site ture // this makes the fringes of the site more active during the season times // the flows almost an year except the month of february

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