Project / 2nd Quarter 2020

FGLA 2020 Award: Forest Essentials Facility

The design brief outlined the construction of a facility for a skincare company that focuses on reviving the ancient science of Ayurveda. Taking the opportunity to marry a practice steeped in tradition with modern aesthetics, the architects adopted vernacular construction techniques to produce a contemporary project.

Their approach to the design and development of the facility was highly specific to the site topography, climate and the immediate context. The location of the site and the limited availability of resources determined the project’s budgetary and building constraints. The firm set out to create a net-zero building through an integrated design approach, resulting in a free-running and an off-grid facility.





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