A full scale mock-up was completed in collaboration with Nomadic Resorts, Netharlands, and ZSP architects, Bangalore. As per Nomadic resorts - The Cove development project is envisaged to deliver a high end ecologically sustainable eco retreat experience. The ambition is to use low impact natural materials in a sustainable tented design, utilizing local craftsmanship, renewable energy implementation, world class eco tourism operational procedures and the operational talent to bring out the setting for soul nourishing experiential vacations.
The single obvious challenge is to find the right balance between man-made intervention and the natural environment to provide a choice of activities that deliver the promise of soul nourishing experiences.
The elevated tented villa incorporates a bamboo frame that is encapsulated with 500 GSM rip-stop inner membrane fabric for the substructure. The external membrane is a Polyester based membrane supported by galvanized poles. The interiors were designed and manufactured with fallen tree timber, rattan and bamboo.