Wellness Retreat (WIP)

A holistic wellness center for physical and mental well-being.

Architecture, interior design, Brand strategy, visual identity, website design, marketing
Site area: 2 Acre
Location: Kanakapura Road, Bangalore
Status: Design stage
Year: 2023-24
A one-of-a-kind wellness retreat in Kanakapura Road, Bangalore that focuses on naturopathy and ayurvedic treatments. With state-of-the-art facilities, and highly qualified consultants The upcoming facility is set to offer each and all, a promising journey towards physical and mental well-being. Studio Sorted is the client's one stop design consultant-right from interior architecture, to branding, UIUX and marketing for the project.
The Site
The site's stunning natural landscape, including native trees, a meandering river and lush vegetation, presents a unique opportunity for innovative and sustainable architecture. The river provides a source of water and a sense of tranquility that enhances the overall quality of life for the guests of the retreat. The site's potential lies in its ability to inspire a new generation of architects and designers to embrace sustainability and context-specific design principles. While the project is nearing completion, we invite you to stay tuned to witness the results of our work in progress.
Creative direction and branding
Branding is the heart and soul of any successful venture, and for a wellness retreat, it is even more crucial. It embodies the retreat's values, philosophy, and unique selling proposition. The primary objective of the branding is to establish a profound emotional connection with potential guests, enticing them to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
Expandability of the visual identity
The branding implements a comprehensive approach to building its visual identity, taking special care in translating the branding into various physical collaterals. From wayfinding and murals to menus, brochures, and in-room linen, every aspect exudes the retreat's serene essence. Nature-inspired motifs and harmonious colour palettes guide guests through tranquil spaces and create a lasting impression. The website serves as a digital extension, ensuring a seamless online-to-offline experience. The emblem on letterheads, embossing, and etching reinforces the branding design. This thoughtful strategy fosters a holistic guest experience, leaving a profound impact and a strong brand recall even after departure. Guests immerse themselves fully in the brand's ethos, forging a lasting connection with the brand's spirit of rejuvenation and well-being.
Branding and logo identity translating to building elements
Spatial branding & architecture
In our endeavour to deliver a comprehensive experience of the facilityfor its guests, our team of architects was tasked with translating the creative direction and branding of the establishment to physical space. From using logo motifs in railings, tile, jaali and roofs, to matching lime plaster swatches with the branding colour scheme, guests at the facility are set to experience a truly holistic experience of wellness-right from the signage to their pillow cases!

Along with the clients, we aimed at creating a cohesive complex of functions that seamlessly blends with the natural environment while providing the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The brief-to incorporate traditional Indian design elements with modern touches and create experiences that are both timeless and contemporary.

The zoning of the various blocks of the retreat were informed by the site conditions, and the brief laid out by the founders of the brand. The overall complex consists of an accommodation block, two treatment blocks (male and female), an amphitheatre, an aquatic treatment block, a swimming pool, a dining and cooking block, and a reception deck by the river.
Accommodation block
Consisting of a variety of schemes for accommodation of the facility's guests, the property houses 32 rooms. The rooms house a state of the art sleeping spaces, luxurious bathroom spaces and private verandahs.
Material Palette
Treatment Block
At the core of the facility's offerings, lies well researched holistic health services using a combination of wellness practices from around the world. Its practices will lay emphasis on traditional Indian practices such as naturopathy, ayurveda, yoga, spirituality, and meditation.

The treatment blocks consists of spaces curated to deliver these correctional facilities and experiences. With massage rooms, Shirodhara rooms, Abhyanjana snaana rooms and luxurious spa and shower areas, the spaces are crafted to engage guests in a relaxing, rejuvenating experience.
Material Palette
Construction Work
Aquatic block
Alongside an international standard pool in the campus, the aqua block houses dedicated spaces for aqua-therapy activities such as pool exercises, hot tub, jacuzzi, underwater massage and many more.
The building is at the start of construction, and the team is working on creating a fluid, relaxing experience with water based therapies at the facility.
Material Palette
Construction Work
Prototyping and on-site design work
For a project of this scale and diversity, we are taking a holistic approach to the design process of hospitality and luxury spaces. Our design process includes several key components, such as on-site prototyping, site visits, market visits, and factory visits. We carefully select materials for each component, considering factors such as durability, sustainability, cost-efficiency and aesthetic appeal. We have also been conducting finish sampling to ensure that every detail is accounted for.
Designing the ultimate luxury wellness retreat in Bangalore has been a challenging yet exciting project for our team. While the project is nearing completion, we invite you to stay tuned to see the amazing results of our work in progress. Our team incorporated traditional Indian design elements with modern touches to create a space that offers a comprehensive and holistic wellness experience. The result is a space that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for guests seeking holistic well-being, and we can’t wait to share it with you.
Architects: Netra Ajjampur, Rahul Chandrashekar, Sandra George
Branding designers: Abhishek Durani, Sreeram K, Aarya Sohal
Project management: Aishwarya Patil

Management & construction: Suryalaya Associates
Clients: Sunil J, Srinivas R, Naveen R
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