A small hilly and densely wooded piece of land was identified for the camp that is set up for the duration of the hornbill festival. The Alder tree forest was left untouched and the footprint of the tents were oriented to avoid any damage to vegetation. All pathways were of gravel sourced locally, the common sit outs were interpreted from the Naga village “murung” (circular rock seating around a fire pit). This was to be a truly mobile camp which was transported from Ladakh in Northern India all the way across the country to
the far eastern corner state of Nagaland.
We interpreted the challenge into solutions derived from the local materials, and landscape. Our design solution had to meet the stringent requirements of luxury hospitality, making sure that all aspects of the camp that the guests come in contact with expressed uncompromising aesthetics and comfort, while also designing for ease of packing, storage and transport during offseason.