Peter Mahal

The Mardana rooms are built around a spacious garden court ringed on three sides by spectacular arcade halls. These had never been completed and large rocks had to be hand-chiselled to create linear living spaces. The thick walls were pierced to make balconies with views of the countryside. Each room has two or three square rooms linked with wide arches and the facilities are discreetly tucked within.

This room with two square spaces linked with a wide circular arch honours Peter D’Ascoli, the renowned Italian textile designer who lives and works in India bridging the aesthetics of the two countries. His Oriental theme is evoked in this space.