Program:- The program was to design a Resort with 9 Guest rooms.
Site Characteristics & Constraints: Situated on an undulating site in Suhagpur district (Madhai) of central India MP. With average temperatures of 25⁰C. Designed on a contoured irregular shaped site overlooking dense river and hills beyond, The Lehar Sa Retreat merges its 9 luxurious hotel rooms into the existing landscape of its site.
Construction system:– Bamboo,Brick and Rcc and Locally available stone.
Carpet Area: Area of each Key = 38 SQM No. of keys = 9Keys
Design Description:-Designed on a steply contoured irregular shaped site overlooking a river and hills beyond, Lehar sa retreat is planned to integrate the layout with the existing contours. Avoiding any cutting of the contoured land individual clusters of rooms are located at different levels spaced to allow each room an unrestricted view. Using the site to advantage, all the public facilities and the rooms are river and pool side oriented in response to the amazing view and climate of the location with temperatures in excess of 30⁰C most of the year. The entire layout is created is organic in character and correlates to the organic settlement of the villages in the vicinity. Bamboo, timber and locally available stone are the materials that predominantly form the structures creating an eco-friendly and sustainable design solution. All the building and houses are stilted to allow the natural undulating land to be retained in entirety with natural landscape in the form of local palms and other trees. Vehicular movement is restricted to a small part of the site allowing access from the main approach road up to the reception area. The rest of the site will be accessed the entire resort is perceived as minimal intervention in the existing landscape by the layout and the material palette of the built forms that homogenously integrate themselves with the site. Instead of manicured look of most resorts we wanted to retain the site in entirety and create the least obtrusive spaces that would blend within the landscape. Contextually designed leharsa retreat is a sustainable design solution by its layout, the use of materials and the orientation of all the building.
Architects –Ar.Akshay Selukar
Project Name-Lehar sa
Location-City Madhai ,(M.P.)
Client Name -Mr BhupeshRathi
Completion Date -September 2018
Gross Floor Area (mq)-400
Design team- H and A consultants
Photo Credits- Sameer chawda
Design Firm-H & A Consultants