RLDA Atali Resort, Rishikesh, India
The resort designed by RLDA architectural studios in Atali stands on the bank of the Ganges 30 km from Rishikesh, and is composed of twenty-two residences arranged along the hillside.
The complex was built out of local materials: stone, bamboo and steel wire. The construction methods determine the building?s appearance and make it a part of the natural landscape, drawing on local building traditions. The walls were built by filling in galvanised metal cages with stones found on site, according to the riverside building tradition. The architects thus established a direct relationship with the river and its waters? ability to mould the stones, the river banks and the natural landscape.
Nature is in fact a key element in the project, for the architects selected panoramic viewpoints for framing in the resort?s windows, while skylights on the roof light up the interior with daylight.
Design: RLDA (Principal Architect) Rahoul Singh, Lakshmi Chand Singh, (Design Team) Rahoul Singh, Lakshmi Chand Singh, Kushal Lachchwani, Sajal Das, Ajay Saini
Location: Atali, Rishikesh, India
Images: Rahoul Singh