Riya Nilesh Patel



The project 'On the Ridge' is located in the serene landscape of Lonavala, Maharashtra, India. Sitting above the valleys surrounding the Tungarli Lake and Valvan Lake, it aims to force the user to come on the ridge, circulate through the structure and discover their own resting spots. This allows them to devour the beauty of the inside and the outside.  It envelopes one in between the heavy walls and then suddenly gives them fresh air to breathe, making one feel as if they are floating. The walls become their guiding element.

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Observation & Recordings: through sketches of the surroundings

Observation & Recordings: through sketching & photography

Imagination & Visualization: through mapping & sketching imaginative spaces

Imagination & Visualization: through models based on senses

Ideation: through conceptual models & site study

Design Strategy: through process models & sketches

Design Strategy: through plans

Design Strategy: through plans & sections

Design Strategy: through model & walkthrough

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