• The Idea while Designing the Retreat House is to Explore | Studio ecube

    The idea while designing the retreat house is to explore how spaces can be designed to bring people to a state of dignified calmness and composure. The fast-paced and competitive nature of today’s working culture acts as a catalyst for anxiety due to work pressures.

    The Idea while Designing the Retreat House is to Explore | Studio ecube

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    Curation of movement and experience:

    Curation further starts with a journey one takes from the main gate to reach the house. We designed the movement in such a way that users do not encounter the large green carpet and pool until they reach the main verandah space of the house.

    To reach there one has to pass through an entrance plaza covered with the foliage of the Champa trees, then pass by the inviting lily pond with a sculpture that directs towards the small entrance verandah, and from there one enters the house.

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    The house then opens towards the pool and grand green carpet. This walk of excitement and pauses will not only engage the users but also introduce them to the landscape and spaces created for the experience.

    Special Features:

    Various programmatic parts assemble around The Stone House: 1. A large garden 2. A swimming Pool 3. Poolside verandah 4. A large volume of Internal spaces 5. Flowering courts.

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    Furthermore, the design integrates all these five parts in a way that creates the experience of being part of something very special. Being in any one part of the program connects you to all the parts simultaneously.

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    Details of Construction Materials:

    The construction of the house involves load-bearing stone walls and an exposed RCC roof. Additionally, we construct load-bearing walls with locally available kaya slate stone.

    We use both of these materials in their natural textures, hence creating a warm ambiance for the house.

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    The decision to use local stone is rooted in leveraging available local stone masonry techniques with the assistance of skilled resources.

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    External development for plaza and pool deck is also done with locally available nibheda stone in its natural finish.

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    retreat house

    retreat house

    Fact File

    Designed by: Studio ecube

    Project Type: Residential Architecture Design

    Project Name: The Stone House, Udaipur

    Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

    Year Built: 2021

    Project Size: 2690 Sq.ft

    Principal Architects: Vijay Patel, Pintu Santoki, Avani Santoki & Hiren Patel

    Photograph Courtesy: Mr. Prakash Chundawat

    Firm’s Website Link: Studio ecube

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