April 21, 2021

Nal Village at Ahmedabad by Sachin Gandhi and Associates

Nal Village at Ahmedabad by Sachin Gandhi and Associates

Plotting scheme for at Nal Village designed for Naveen Bhai is a master planning project where various amenities like club house, artificial lakes, road network, children play area etc. are dealt with. A grand opening and beautiful landscape marks the major attraction of this project. The planning was done by segmenting the area into different zones as public, semi public and private and linking each to other by the concept of spatial porosity.

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Highly Modern Space designed at Park Street Bangalore, by Signa Design

Highly Modern Space designed at Park Street Bangalore, by Signa Design

It’s a tricky thing really, to design a space that is modern and muted yet vividly engaging. But for a young couple in Bangalore that’s exactly what was done. Located in Park Square, the three-bedroom apartment is in a quiet neighbourhood of the city. The client also wanted the space to echo a casual chic vibe. Darshana Patel and Rashmin Perla, Principal Designers, Signa Design were up for the challenge.

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Sivaram house at Thiruvananthapuram by Benny Kuriakose

Sivaram house at Thiruvananthapuram by Benny Kuriakose

A simple white house with large timber windows, sloping tiled roof, set to stand out from the picturesque hilly backdrop, yet made to fit into the frame of the image. The little garden, in front of the house, adjoining the porch, with the free standing timber logs, placed randomly over the lawn, creates a lovely air of welcome.

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Casa Rojo at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Casa Rojo at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The essence of the building was to be a space which would exemplify the feeling of well-being and tranquility. It was to be a place where one could work, play or socialize without disturbing the harmony of the different elements encompassed within the space. The plan of the house incorporated the existing orchard.

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Kovilpatti guest house at Kovilpatti by Benny Kuriakose

Kovilpatti guest house at Kovilpatti by Benny Kuriakose

This company guest house is simple, yet, functional. The old building has been renovated and a new kitchen and dining has been added. The elevation is treated with the historical character, with the sloped tile roof, timber columns, and arched openings in the verandas and the simple jaali work in the parapet.

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Venkatesan House at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Venkatesan House at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

This residence is built out of natural granite, brick lined arches as lintels and a simple sloping tiled roof. The rubble masonry gives the house a rigid feel, which is contrasted by the way the house blends with the surrounding nature, with trees and plants , that are the local species of the area, thus creating a perfect rugged balance

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Pyramid at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Pyramid at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

The Pyramid, as it is called, is a house with an unbelievable calm ambiance, matched with a quiet beauty that it draws from its simple open structure, its decor and its verdant surroundings. It used to be a multi-purpose space of 40 feet square with a central roof height of 40 feet.

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Kodaikanal house at Kodaikanal by Benny Kuriakose

Kodaikanal house at Kodaikanal by Benny Kuriakose

A residence with a lake view, built of random rubble masonry left exposed in the exterior, and plastered and painted white in the interior. The timber finished door and window frames is a striking contrast to the walls. In the elevation, the little white windows and the and the sloping roof, one over the other, makes the residence more interesting. There is a timber deck in the first floor, overlooking the lake.

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Thanikachalam house at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Thanikachalam house at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

A house of exposed brick work, and sloping tiled roof, recycled doors and windows, arched lintels, the only contrasting feature being a white painted eave-board and parapet coping. Simple louvered jaalis, forming an opening at the courtyard and stone columns in the veranda are the other interesting features in the residence of Thanikachalam.

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Tarawad at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Tarawad at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

A “padipurra” or gate house, a typical Kerala structure forms the entrance to the house. The adornment of this entrance by the authentic stone pillars brought from Calicut together with timber, stone and tiles, continues the traditional theme and then it is combined with modern settings. The other special features of the entrance are the gabled roof and the welcoming built-in seat of timber.

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Neelankarai house at Chennai by Benny Kuriakose

Neelankarai house, has been designed in a contemporary style using traditional elements. The veranda is a threshold space preceding the facade of the house, transitioning the house from the indoor environment to the outdoor environment.

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