Veda 5, Ayurveda & Yoga Retreat
Manuj Agarwal Architects
Shri Rajat Minocha
Relax, heal and rejuvenate in luxury at Veda5 in Rishikesh with Ayurveda and Panchakarma treatments.
Yoga training and classes, guided meditation sessions, swimming pool, picturesque trekking, healthy yet delicious food, high-quality rooms and lots of options for relaxation and sight-seeing surrounded by beautiful nature.
The site is located in the foothills of the Himalayas and is surrounded by exquisite nature at the outskirts of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The main aim of the architect in deriving the plan was to least disturb the ecology of the site. Hence the entire campus was seen as clusters of individual blocks, each sitting on independent plinths.
The circulation is developed in the form of a loop that connects various blocks. The plinth continuously varies in levels all along the site in accordance with the site contours. The planning aspects of the built mass have made the insertion minimal and sensible, admitting nature by retaining the soil and vegetation of the site to a certain level.
Building green is not about adding a little more efficiency in reducing power, water and material consumption but is about creating building that optimizes the use of local ecology, Local material, flora and fauna, and most importantly preserving the complete nature cycle as it was in its unbuilt form. By catering to such sustainable design, the negative impact on the environment human health and Ecosystem at large, get reduced thus improving the performance during the building life cycle. Careful and detailed consideration is given to above parameters to water, energy, building materials and solid waste. If you look at all these design parameters, you’ll realize that our traditional architecture has been very ‘green’.