Pratik Zaveri

Pratik Zaveri

Bhuj, IN


Mud Neemrana

NEEMRANA is located at golden triangle between Delhi and Jaipur. It is 15th century old fort resort spreading across 2.5 hector on the hill. It provides unique panoramic view of the landscape till the horizon.


Continuing its legacy of providing a unique staying experience at fort palace, a new cottage staying facility is designed at the foot of the place with different architecture style, language and materiality. The new cottage submerge in the nature with a surprise in itself. Surrounded by the rich variety of flora and fauna, cottage provides a serene and tranquil experience. 

Exploring different material and technology for construction as against to the stone fort, the cottage is designed as a MUD DOME. The dome is entirely made up of Adobe brick, with necessary concrete bands. Dome sits on square base with the dimension of 6M X 6M. Dome is 1M high with diameter of 6M. The final finishing of the dome and the walls are out of lime plaster and fresco paintings. Attached with the dome, is the bathing space, which is inspired by the local stone construction. A small waste water system is also developed which will treat water out of the bathroom with natural process and then will be used for surrounding landscape. The front and rear timber pavilion reflects the language that can be seen at the fort palace making a continuity. 

Using sustainable and local green building materials such as mud and stone, can help reduce the environmental impacts associated with the extraction, transport, processing, fabrication, installation, reuse, recycling, and disposal of building industry source materials. Also use of these material, enhance local skills and technology, provide employment opportunity to local artisan and increase local economy. 

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Status: Built
Location: Rajasthan
My Role: Project Architect