Sunday, March 5, 2017

CLUB HOUSE AT YERCAUD



“Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.”

 One is always in the search of reconnecting to nature and revisiting their roots to Mother Earth. This search has led us to discovering the understanding between a man and his surroundings. Club house at Yercaud aims in achieving this sense of oneness with Nature.From the earliest stages of this project, we have made very sincere efforts to retain the existing flora and fauna which the site has in abundance.
The Club house is located in a Gated Community of 40 houses in a 20 acre property. The chosen site is at the center of the small cliff, where cut and fill techniques have been used very minimally. We have designed our built form to be one amidst the trees, with effort made to not cut down even a single tree. Even the stones that were dug out during construction were used for retaining wall construction.

 “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Our Design Approach is sympathetic to nature and the existing natural elements have been retained and the contours of the site have been incorporated into the design. The built form is very rustic with natural finish which merges with the natural landscape. The raw angular forms arise from the contours in such a way that it embraces the contiguous trees and becomes one with the backdrop.
The steep cliff naturally brings in a sense of adventure while also giving the users a very good opportunity to exploit the views of the site. Various types of access ways like ramps, steps and pathways have been designed to take the user to different destinations on the site.

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 

We believe that this project will give a new respect and feel for nature. We are thankful to Mr.Sanjay Chawla for giving Murali Architects this opportunity to expand the horizons of architecture. We would also like to thank those part of the Murali Architect's team: Thomson Siby Seethapathi Pb Sadham Hussain Devi Ilamathy




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