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. The huge living, dining with double heights extends from front to the rear surrounded by landscape and the shallow pool.
The double height spaces links the various spaces thereby creating an united entity. The yoga room located at the first level amidst the green landscape and bamboo pergola gives divine feel to the space.
We also had a challenging job with the clients wish list including a wind catcher, usage of natural material for the skylights and also to have lot of natural wind movement inside the house. Even the basement floor, though it does not have an opening to the outside it is lit by the central light court and stay pretty cool too for the same reason.
The clear defined masses and a well delineated geometry of the building gives it a grand façade and an effective system for low building maintenance too.
CHIEF ARCHITECT : M.MURALI
CONSULTANTS : Mr.Kanagavel-- Structural Consultant
M/s. Ganga consultants ---Plumbing consultant
AREA : 8500 Sq.ft
TOTAL COST : Rs. -1.7 Crore
YEAR OF COMPLETION: 2009