A Verdant Dream
The Tiles of India|July - August 2017
A Verdant Dream

The mana resort designed by plan loci is a good example of excellent landscape design using indigenous materials

Panna Roy Choudhury

“The architecture tries to claim the land…the landscape tries to return to nature….”

The Mana Resort is designed by plan loci, a design consultancy firm established by Gauri S Gandhi and Vikas Gandhi in 2010. Nestled in the midst of the serene Aravallis, skirting the rivulet Sukri and enveloped in the solitude of the surrounding forest it seems to blend seamlessly with the natural environment of the Ranakpur region.

The river served as a design inspiration and influenced it profoundly. The linear character of the spatial structure is imbibed from the course of the river and finds its way into both hard and soft articulations in the landscape designed. The visitor experiences a gentle meandering movement throughout the space as he travels through it.

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July - August 2017