Residences

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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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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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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House That Rains Light, at Kerala, by LIJO.RENY.architects

House That Rains Light, at Kerala, by LIJO.RENY.architects

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

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BIBHAB Residence at Agra by Anuj Mehta Associates

BIBHAB Residence, at Agra, by Anuj Mehta Associates

The requirement of twin units, which are independent and yet have a common identity, shaped the basic house form. The basic concept was of two independent units having a common entrance sharing a central courtyard. Both the units were thus treated separately and integrated using a two axis system which combined the units together. – Anuj Mehta Associates

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Anand Residence at Chennai by Murali Architects

Anand Residence, at Chennai, by Murali Architects

A modern young couple with two children wanted a house in contemporary style on a One Ground (2400 sq ft) plot at the busy area of Adyar in Chennai city. In urban towns, the land area available is very less and the norms of construction are very rigid. So, people are forced to leave 50% of the plot free of construction to satisfy the rules. – Murali architects

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3G House at Chennai by Murali Architects

3G House at Chennai by Murali Architects

This residence located at t.Nagar is the free wheeling layout that responds to the site by giving each room with a view – a distinct character. Catering to the large family, the central common area the living / dining and family living forming a dynamic focus for the house with double height spaces and spatial drama.

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Vasuki Rajagopal Residence at Chennai by Murali Architects

Vasuki Rajagopal Residence at Chennai by Murali Architects

This “VILLA” at Manapakkam is formed by simple planar geometry and varying levels combining office with a residence.The residence is designed for a family of five, giving a contemporary look. The clarity were the paramount for the design mass and good integration with the landscape. Entering the house is the foyer with the flight of steps taking to the raised living.

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