Aramness Gir

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Lodge
  • Company/Firm
    Fox Browne Creative
  • Lead Designer
    Christopher Browne
  • Other Designer(s)
    Ashely van der Walt
  • Architect
    Nicholas Plewman Architects & Associates
  • Interior Designer
    Christopher Browne
  • Hospitality
  • Construction Company
    Maurya Realcon Private Limited
  • Photo Credit
    Dook Photography
  • Location
    Gir National Park, Gujarat, India
  • Project Date
    November 2021
  • Developer
    Maurya Realcon Private Limited

The brief was to design simple, sophisticated and unpretentious spaces that give the guests an unmistakable sense of place and pared-back luxury. Honest materials such as limestone cladding, traditional stucco plaster, moulded terrazzo, Indian teak, sandstone and marble inform the look and feel of the interiors. Similarly, our colour palette is drawn from the lodge’s natural context and is made up of saffron, bone and oxblood – an earthy mix that is both unpretentious and rich. Gujarat’s iconic quotidian elements feature throughout like charpoys (day beds), fabric printing blocks, reclaimed, hand-carved timber doors, vintage textiles, Gujarati dowry chests and more. Dramatic hand-carved sandstone jali screens are a traditional element of design, inspired by the perforations of dried sal (teak) leaves in the surrounding forest. The result is distinctly design-led and sophisticated, using simplicity and subtlety to convey its message and give guests a taste of authentic India within the context of comfort and luxury. Drawing from a unique village concept, it’s loaded with local cultural references but is consciously restrained with a modern sensibility.

Fox Browne Creative delivers innovative services in architecture, interior design and hospitality operations that have a lasting and positive impact on the world. Drawing on our years of experience and a personalised process, we artfully integrate spaces, places and gracious hospitality.

We offer direction and assistance for the development of luxury lodges, lifestyle retail outlets, remote private homes and small hotels, from developing the guest experience and concept, through to the physical design, implementation and operation.

Other prizes
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