Building in the Andamans: Creating Stunning-Looking, Maintenance-Free Artificial Thatch Roofs for a Beach Resort

In this post we interview Warren Gawde, Project Lead for Palmex India, on his experience leading a roof-installation project for a luxury resort on Havelock Island, in the Andamans.  Warren, could you please tell us about this exciting hospitality project you worked on, in the stunningly beautiful Andamans?  Palmex India recently completed an ambitious roof installation project on Havelock Island. We were contracted to procure and install artificial thatched roofs for a luxury resort. Spread… Read more »


Coco Shambhala won India’s best architectural award for hospitality – here’s what makes this beach resort so special

A quick Internet search will reveal that Coco Shambhala boutique holiday villas have earned rave reviews from vacationers from across the world. A darling of travel magazines like Conde Nast and Elite Traveler, their Goa property makes it to the Top 25 Beach Villas in the world list. And their newer, equally luxurious, Sindhudurg outpost won the NDTV Architecture Award, in the hospitality segment in 2017. We spoke to owner Giles Knapton on… Read more »


Are you beach-ready: 5 tips to build a seaside resort that lasts

Sea, sand, and sun – these words are synonymous with having a good time. Whether it’s just sitting by the sea and watching an orange sunset or splashing around in the waters – the coast has its way of making you forget about your everyday worries. A resort along the coast can be a haven for tourists who want to unwind and rejuvenate themselves by the sea. But for builders and architects, coastal buildings pose… Read more »