To reduce tiredness or stress, someone needs to do self-relaxation by resting on physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. Raga Svara Wellness Center offers a relaxing place for its visitors located in Rajkot, India. This Wellness Center invites visitors to pause, reflect, and listen to the body in synergy with nature. Therefore, Shanmugam Associates architects designed this place by connecting the building and the surrounding environment.
Raga Svara Wellness Center is the place of choice for self-relaxation
The site of the Raga Svara Wellness Center is surrounded by lots of green vegetation
The building site covers an area of 25 hectares, adjacent to the Rajkot-Bhavnagar highway, surrounded by the natural environment and farmland. This is the architect's background in exploring design through a biophilic approach. The reception at the entrance is a circular garden welcoming views that stretch to the open roof. The garden provides a natural air to the building as it is planted with many plants and invites visitors to walk to see the entire property.
The circular and open garden welcomes visitors in the reception area
The interior design of this building includes roof, wall, and floor elements specifically designed to give the impression of comfort and well-being to its visitors. As in the yoga room, the floor is connected between the inside and outside by the landscape, surrounded by several glass walls with maximum transparency to enjoy the lush vegetation and a roof made of unpolished concrete slabs.
Yoga room as one of the activities for self-relaxation
Switch to another area, namely the swimming pool, and restaurant, as a unique meeting room in the symmetrical perforated ceiling and granite stairs. The circular hole provides access to natural sunlight in the building, producing a shadow pattern on the floor. Around the restaurant, giant trees surround the restaurant space with its semi-outdoor area. Both areas are equipped with special furniture made of wood and rattan, which is the hallmark of the interior design of this wellness center.
Typical wooden and rattan furniture facilities beside the swimming pool
Sunlight coming in through the hollow ceiling casts a shadow on the floor
Raga Svara Wellness Center's main part is the treatment room at the back of the site to provide privacy. Visitors must pass through the entrance porch and restrooms filled with beautiful views behind glass windows when reaching this area. The room's interior design blends with the garden outside because it applies a natural color palette, and the material is mostly wood.
"The luxurious 20-key Raga residences were built around a community garden and circumambulatory bridge that frames a vista of the western sun behind Moringa cultivation. Cottages have a private garden with a pool behind the zen gardens. All restrooms are naturally ventilated with large private gardens," the architect said.
The interior design of one of the rooms of Raga residence applies the concept of blending with nature
As a branding and aesthetic identity, asymmetrical mandala patterns are applied to lookbooks, signage, exposed concrete ceiling patterns, wall murals, and floors. Shanmugam Associates built winding paths amid a lush wellness center landscape to connect its spaces. In addition, there are many quiet corners to contemplate, such as a garden with the shape of a grandstand. Thus, Raga Svara Wellness Center is a place of self-relaxation that offers tranquility and communication with nature in India.
Application of asymmetrical mandala pattern on lobby wall
Open space with tribune for visitors to sit and meditate
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