Project Name: Inclined House
Practice: i2a Architects Studio
Firm Location: Thrissur , Kerala
Completion year: October 2020
Gross Built up Area: 185sq.m
Project Location: Thrissur, Kerala
Design Team: Ar.ManurajC.R , Er.Amalsuresh
Clients: Mr.Subeesh & family
Photo Credits: Ar.Midhul K.M
(Text as submitted by the Architect)
The highlights of the ‘INCLINED HOUSE’ are its well defined tilted drop away roof and the balanced play of geometric forms. The client Mr.Subeesh A.S, settled abroad, wished for a simple yet elegant house for his nuclear family. Positioned perfectly in a lively residential area amidst lush greenery and civic activities, the design ideology serves as a response to its immediate surroundings and state. Given the tightness of the site, the design embraces the vistas in and around the site. The design objective encompasses the use of crisp and clear lines throughout the house in the elevation and interior spaces.
The house includes 3 bedrooms ,a family and formal living room, dining area abutting a dry courtyard, kitchen and a pooja space with a reading corner. The tight programming methodology used for the sit out, living room, dining room, kitchen and staircase, expresses itself in an uninterrupted design-flow forming a near contiguous space but with fine fluency. Water court behind the sit out acts as an in between dynamic space that allows microclimatic interventions and brings in a sense of serenity and warmth into the adjacent interior pooja and reading space.
The interior spaces are further tied together by a double-height volume above the dining room and staircase, bringing in a sense of expanse to the central zone of the building. The stairs reflect a minimalistic approach deployed for the handrails using simple GI tubes painted green which contrasts the exposed tile roofing over the dining area. The space underneath the stairs is converted in to an internal courtyard, bringing in the landscape to the indoors