The material palette: stone, steel, glass and objects in wood.
air passing through the ducts re-directing cool air to the public areas. The roof acts as a structural system for solar panels. The furniture is simple, modern and the effect of wood humanises the space. These objects are lovingly crafted and one can appreciate the detailing and effort that would have made this possible. Detailing is, on the whole, the strength of design and architecture of Mana. Mana is thus experienced as whole and in parts making each experience complementary to the intended effect. The sum is a very refreshing built environment and architecture that does not impose but impresses through the energy and effort that would have gone in the making.
Custom-made piece of furniture in rubber-wood seemingly humanises the spaces.
Crafted with care, the objects complement the obsessively detailed architecture.
Project Location Client Architectural Structural Engineers Electrical Engineers Plumbing Engineers Landscape Design Furniture Design Lighting Design Acoustics Engineering Design Team Project Area Site Area Civil Contractors Carpentry Interiors & Glazing Electrical HVAC Plumbing & Fire Project Estimate Initiation of Project Completion of Project
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MANA at Ranakpur Ranakpur, Rajasthan Sheevam Comfort Hotels Architecture Discipline: Project lead: Akshat Bhatt AD Studio: Sneha Gurjar, Nidhi Khosla, Stuti Sahni, Debbayoti Dey Isha Consultants Pvt.Ltd.: Project lead: V.P.Aggarwal Lirio Lopez: Project lead: Linus Lopez Deepak Kumar & Associates: Project lead: Deepak Kumar Plan Loci Architecture Discipline / Manufacturers: Ahuja Furnishers Pvt Ltd Rahul Singh & Akshat Bhatt / Manufacturers: Decon Lighting Viren Bakhshi & Akshat Bhatt Akshat Bhatt, Sneha Gurjar, Nidhi Khosla, Stuti Sahni, Debbayoti Dey 65,000sqft ~ 3 Acres Naveen Construction Co. Dular Chand Essar Glass & Metals Johnsons Engineering Khems Engineers Galaxy Engineers `14.5 crore 2009 2011
IAB February 2012 Issue