Landscape Design That Celebrates Nature: A Look At Three Award-Winning Hospitality Projects in India

In this post we are taking a look at some of the winners of the NDTV Design and Architecture Awards. This year, a jury of eminent people like Gerard da Cunha, Michael Foley, Yatin Patel, Suhasini Ayer, Rahul Dalvi, Parul Zaveri and Nisha Mathew Ghosh came together to decide winners across many categories, like Heritage Architecture, Socially Relevant Design and Landscape Award. Today, we will look at a couple winners in the landscape category, from… Read more »


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 »


Three stunning resorts in India and the architects who designed them

We are always on the lookout for stunning hospitality projects in India that showcase interesting building techniques and follow earth-friendly principles of design. In this post, we bring you a curated list of resorts in India that vacation dreams are made of. We also look at the firms and architects responsible for bringing these spectacular spaces to life. Read on to get inspired for your next project or to plan your upcoming holiday. The Kumaon… 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 »