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  7. Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects

Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 May, 2013
Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects
© Romil Sheth
© Romil Sheth
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valpoi, Goa, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Rahul Mehrotra
  • Consultants

    Sewri Consultants (P)Ltd., Riyaz Rangawala, Sunil Services, Aseem Merchant
  • Area

    1685.25 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Rajesh Vora © Romil Sheth © Romil Sheth © Romil Sheth + 13

© Romil Sheth
© Romil Sheth

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the verdant environs of eastern Goa, the Think Tank Retreat is composed of eight living units and an alternate health centre. The ancillary programs of the health centre (massage rooms, a conference facility and kitchen) are conceived as independent boxes that are integrated on a common plinth under a large clay tile roof. The terraces of each of these separate boxes are also accessible and serve as useable covered spaces for informal meetings, yoga, and meditation.

© Rajesh Vora
© Rajesh Vora

Natural cross ventilation, built in insulation through the double roof and concerns of the building weathering gracefully with minimal maintenance in the tropical climate of Goa were the central concerns in the design strategy. In addition the use of local materials for the primary building elements: laterite walls (quarried within a 5 km radius of the site) and the clay tiles ( made locally) for the roof localize and extend the indigenous building traditions in the locality.

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Cite: "Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects" 27 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/376950/think-tank-retreat-rma-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884