Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects

© Romil Sheth

Architects: RMA Architects
Location: Valpoi, ,
Architect In Charge: Rahul Mehrotra
Consultants: Sewri Consultants (P)Ltd., Riyaz Rangawala, Sunil Services, Aseem Merchant
Area: 1,685.25 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Romil Sheth, Rajesh Vora, Courtesy of RMA Architects

Aarvli Resort / Serie Architects

Courtesy of Serie Architects

Construction is currently underway as of last month for the Aarvli Resort, designed by Serie Architects. Located in , , the project draws inspiration from the famous forts of Maharashtra. A typical fort is based on a system of massive ramparts that closely follow the contours of its mountain-side setting. Points of occupation were created by thickening the structure to create circular defensive bastions. The resulting architecture has a compelling curvilinear plan that is both easily extendible and in harmony with its natural context. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Frank Gehry: Life Beyond the Box


The THiNK 2011 festival recently held in , brought together some of the most innovative minds from around the world ranging from technology, arts, literature, medicine, economics, human rights, politics and more from the US, UK, , Afghanistan, Israel, China and Pakistan. The emphasis of the festival is to share ideas and provide inspiration. Thomas Pritzker had a chance to talk in depth with Frank Gehry about everything ranging from his design philosophy, past and current works, his opinion on the current status of the architectural environment with respect to students and architects, and project delivery and implementation.