IMK Architects integrate sustainability and biophilia to create a fulfilling retreat experience.

Arunyam is surrounded by forests, hills, and a lake

Fact File

Typology: Second Home Development Project
Name of Project: Arunyam
Location: Kondiwade, Pune District
Site Area: 46,500 sq.m (Phase 1)
Client: Shree Siddhivinayak Constructions
Start Date: 2022

Arunyam is surrounded by forests, hills, and a lake

Products / Vendors

Façade: Terracotta brick finish & blockwork with textured plaster and paint
Sanitary ware / Fittings: Jaguar / Hindware / Hansgrohe / Kohler
Flooring: Vitrified tiles – Kajaria / Somani / Nitco
Lighting: Phillips / Wipro / KLite
Paint: Asian Paints


Structural: The Axis Structural Consultants, Pune
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing: Radiant Consulting Engineers, Mumbai
Civil & PMC: IMK Architects
Landscape: IMK Architects

an eco-conscious approach with solar-powered villas
Arunyam, meaning ‘forests’ in Sanskrit, offers an experience of an urban retreat in a rustic setting with modern comforts. We have taken an eco-conscious approach with solar-powered villas, native plantations, and a focus on sustainable living.

Principal Designer: Rahul Kadri

Arunyam is surrounded by forests, hills, and a lake

Arunyam is a 95-acre second home development project in Kondiwade, Pune District. Located at an altitude of 2185 meters, Arunyam is surrounded by forests, hills, and a lake. Phase one of the project comprises 68 villas, a community clubhouse with a swimming pool, lakeside activities, and a forest trail. The 1.5-km-long lakefront features a promenade, camping area, and a jetty. Meandering pathways connect the villas and other amenities. The biophilic approach to design aims to connect residents with nature with views of the lake and the lush forest.

Arunyam is surrounded by forests, hills, and a lake

There are five different villa configurations ranging from 2,600 sq. ft to 4,000 sq. ft, planned along the natural slopes of the site. Features vary from rooftop gardens to a private pool or jacuzzi. Interiors follow a modern style with jali walls and large full-height windows drawing in maximum daylight and breeze. The clubhouse and villas are solar powered and designed based on climate-responsive design principles. Exterior walls have exposed bricks. The clubhouse has a glass facade to aid outdoor connectivity and it accommodates a cafeteria, convenience store, games room, spa and gymnasium.

Arunyam is surrounded by forests, hills, and a lake

The project’s eco-conscious approach is evident in the wooden chalets and fabric camping tents, shaded sit-outs and pavilions at picturesque locations, and pebbled walkways on streams. The Miyawaki method of plantation is adopted where only native species are planted. A forest ambience is created by planting over 60 native breeds across the site. The forest trail, 650 metres long, offers an immersive walk to experience nature and runs throughout this forest. On the steeper slopes, indigenous breeds of fruit trees are farmed, providing scope for community farming.