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Gir resort reflects the great outdoors

The Fern Gir Forest Resort, Gujarat, derives inspiration from a local design style that responds sensitively to the area’s hot summers and chilly winters. Door Step Interiors, a Rajkot-based firm designed the children’s area with raw jungle material. Tents were built in a 340 sq ft space and equipped with all amenities. A winter cottage formed the largest area. Freestanding fern villas were set in private gardens across 470 sq ft. They consisted of a private verandah with wooden and iron furniture.

The material palette used reflects local teak wood, plywood, Nilgiri, rattan, bamboo and laminates give a warm touch to the space. Ceramic tiles used in the reception area resemble stone flooring.

The use of bamboo as a predominant material and a small windmill to extract underground water made the structure eco-friendly. Ayurvedic plantations at the entrance route enhanced the natural environment.