Located in a serene valley of Kanakapura, Bangalore, Pyramid Valley International, located is a 28-acre meditation campus surrounded by greenery and small hillocks in horseshoe shape. This campus is specifically designed by Bharathi Prem Associates for spiritual growth.
Pyramid valley provides a natural scape of plains and rocky terrain. This meditation Campus is visited by spiritual seekers from all over the world.
The campus consists of a Pyramid shaped Meditation hall, Reception block, Conference hall block, Cafeteria, Dormitories, Accommodation block.
Star Light Block- A New Addition to the Pyramid Valley
Recently, the Star Light Accomodation block has been added in the campus, which houses 60 rooms for the visitors.
In the design process, architects take care that the exterior flows inside and becomes an integral part of the surroundings.
The Semi-covered Verandahs are the beautiful transcending space connecting the outside landscape and terrain with the interiors.
The rooms in the lower level open out to the naturally existing terrain where the earth is stabilized using natural uncut locally available boulders interspersed with green shrubs opening out to a higher bed of natural landscaped area.
The structures are designed with the basic principle of being close to nature, simple, reflecting the nature of the materials used.
Architects used materials like exposed brick walls, exposed cement surface, Tandur stones, Clay Jaali blocks, locally available Sadarahalli granite, Clay tiles, granite, rough unfinished stone, slate stone, etc.
Ar. Bharathi Prem
More About Pyramid Valley International
Space Frames have been used in the construction of this Pyramid. Moreover, it is covered with thin ferro cement concrete slab.
The prime structure in this valley is the Maitreya- Pyramid of base 160` x 160` and 104` tall constructed on lines of Pyramid of Giza, for the purpose of Meditation.
The slab is further enclosed with light weight cement tiles with carving. Each face of the pyramid has some murals that depict earth, water, fire and air.The east side represents water, the west represents earth, the north face depicts air, and the south symbolizes fire.
About the Firm:
Bharathi Prem Associates is an architectural and interior design studio run by Ar. Bharathi Prem along with her Husband Dr. Premkumar in the year 2000, BPA specializes in making homes for its clients’ needs in the most cost and environmentally effective way connecting with nature and its energies. BPA works towards transcending solutions to establish a humane and user-friendly space, be it a modern or a retro look that a client is happy to use and proud of. We work towards transcending solutions establishing a sense of integrit and flow between the Built and Unbuilt forms.
Ar. Nilesh, Bharathi Prem
*Text and Image Courtesy: BPA
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