5 Star Resort at Kumily
Kumily, the nucleus of spice plantation in Kerala, is a major tourist destination due to its proximity of the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The clients want to capitalize on this with a full fledged 5 star Resort contained within a 50 acre organic spice plantation of vanilla, cardamom, coffee and arecanuts.
The design language employed was to blend into the surrounds with the use of local natural materials. It contains 60 independent cottages, along with the health spa, swimming pool and restaurants. Bamboo as a building material was explored creating entire structural systems out of this wonderful natural material with great tensile and compressive strengths.