RAAS Jodhpur

RAAS Jodhpur is a Studio Lotus, New Delhi and Praxis Inc. , Bangalore collaborative project Jodhpur / India / 2010

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RAAS a 1.5-acre property uniquely located at the base of the Mehrangarh Fort, designed as a luxury boutique hotel set in the heart of the walled city of Jodhpur,Rajasthan.


The property was inherited with three decrepit period structures (17th-18th century) set in a large courtyard and these old buildings along with the expanse of the courtyard were made the anchor for the Raas experience. The new buildings are placed into the site to serve as framing elements and as contemporary counterpoints to the site and the fort.


The old buildings have been painstakingly restored with traditional craftsmen in the original materials such as lime mortar and Jodhpur sandstone. Since the footprint of these buildings was very small it was decided that these would be best used as shared spaces to be enjoyed by all the guests.


 


The new buildings were inserted into the site in a manner that they accentuate the spatial


and formal relationship among the old buildings and the Fort, creating a dialogue between


the old and the new.


Inspired by the age-old double skinned structures of the region, (the traditional stone latticed


jharokha form of Rajasthani architecture – which perform multiple functions of passive


cooling and offering privacy to the user) these buildings act as lanterns framing the site.


The drama of the stone jaali (lattice) is heightened by the fact that these panels can be


folded away by each guest to reveal uninterrupted views of the fort, or can be closed for


privacy and to keep the harsh Jodhpur sun out.


Luxury is infused into the project through authenticity both in terms of materials and


workmanship.


 


 


RAAS Jodhpur is a Studio Lotus And Praxis , Bangalore collaborative project.

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    RAAS a 1.5-acre property uniquely located at the base of the Mehrangarh Fort, designed as a luxury boutique hotel set in the heart of the walled city of Jodhpur,Rajasthan. The property was inherited with three decrepit period structures (17th-18th century) set in a large courtyard and these old buildings along with the expanse of the courtyard were made the anchor for the Raas experience. The new buildings are placed into the site to serve as framing elements and as contemporary counterpoints...

    Project details
    • Year 2010
    • Work finished in 2010
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Landscape/territorial planning / Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Tourist Facilities / Bars/Cafés / Restaurants / Interior Design / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings / Restoration of façades
    • Websitehttp://www.raasjodhpur.com/hotel.html
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