The ‘House That Rains Light’ re-imagines dappled shade under the trees, informal kids play nooks, gardens with flowers, birds and butterflies, all lost to rapid urbanization, while being confined to a tight plot within a typical residential layout. Owners, a young couple with their two kids, wanted a house that broke free from conventions, displaying a sense of individuality and character in the spaces that enveloped them, without being a burden on their simple ways of living. They also hoped the building would transcend the small footprint on site and become a multi-spatial/sensory experience for their kids to grow up in. - LIJO.RENY.architects
For LIJO.RENY.architects, this project seemed like an Architect’s dream at first but upon closer understanding, of the site and the brief, revealed its complex nature. The seemingly large plot of 2.45 acres, populated with a variety of trees - small and large, was to be shared between the client and his brother, who had an existing house on site, without any compound wall in between.
Located in a leafy neighbourhood, designed by LIJO.RENY.architects, ‘The House within the Grid’ sits on a slightly elevated plot accessed by a silent road. Designed for a doctor couple and their 4 children, based in Sharjah, this house was meant as a place for relaxation, rejuvenation and bonding during their frequent visits to Kerala.
The Floating Parasol House at Thirur, Kerala, by LIJO RENY architects covers an area of 4600 Sqft and consists of three main blocks separated by open to sky/skylit courts. The first block contains the sit-out, foyer and the formal living.