Project Name: The Courtyard House
Practice: Jibu and Thomas Architects
Products: Creative Art Studio, Berger Paint, Duck Heaven
Firm Location: Kerala, India
Completion year: 2021
Gross Built up Area: 399 sqm
Project Location: Kerala, India
Lead Architects: Jibu John
Design Team: Jibu & Thomas Architects
Clients: Gireesh Mukundan
Engineering: Ayner Consultants (Jerin J Mathew )
Structural Consultants: Safe structure (Akhil )
Landscape Consultants: Landscape wing – Jibu & Thomas Architects
MEP Consultants: Ayner Consultants (Jerin J Mathew)
Contractors: Arching Infrastructure (Jijo)(Civil Work)
Interior + Furniture: Interior wing – Jibu & Thomas Architects
Collaborators: Metal art “Creative Art Studio” – Manuel Justin
Photo Credits: Nathan PhotographyMore Specs
Excerpt: The Courtyard House is an architectural project designed by Jibu and Thomas Architects in Kerala. The green court as an integrated element of the home, the design presents strong sculptural pieces that define the space and tie it together. These include the staircase acting as a central spine, the Buddha wall art, bold splashes of colour in the furniture.
(“Text as submitted by architect”)
Envisioned as an extension of the living and dining, the design of the central court reflects the concepts of the residential zoning as spaces to be experienced freely and without boundaries.
In thinking about the green court as an integrated element of the home, the design presents strong sculptural pieces that define the space and tie it together. These include the staircase acting as a central spine, the Buddha wall art, bold splashes of colour in the furniture, the warm welcoming brick of the walls and customized fan & light installations in the double height space.
The metal installation of the Buddha silhouette on the highlight wall balances the scale of the double height space and contributes to the dynamic and warm atmosphere