We are super thrilled to announce the commencement of our Hill Retreat design in Arunachal Pradesh!
The hill retreat is being designed for an esteemed Baba from Chinmaya Mission, on the foothills of Wakro. The design is proposed to be a peaceful abode in the hills, one that is climatologically efficient, and opens up to its natural surroundings, and leaves minimal impact on the same. The spacious, yet humble, well planned spaces have scope for technological advancements, inducing modernity in design, while staying humble with the use of natural and vernacular materials and finishes. The spaces are planned keeping in mind Vaastu compliance, and the microclimate of the site.
We, at ArtXstasy, believe in designing with the climate, planning the spaces, and building elements, keeping in mind the local solar radiation, paths of the sun, wind direction and speeds, yearly weather, and local building materials. Along with passive, naturally efficient design strategies, we intend to reduce operative costs through active strategies of energy efficiency with the use of solar, geothermal, wind energy, among a few.
Here are a few pictures of the proposal for the Hill Retreat.
The work at site has commenced with excavation in progress. We will post more about the progress of the design, as the construction progresses.