Suneer and his family’s home in Angamaly is very minimalistic in design.
Elevation is in a contemporary box pattern with a reduced width and length plot. The main attraction of the house are the upper and lower brick lattices. It also adds to the charm of the house but also allows a lot of air inside the house. On both floors of the house, they had planted creepers to leave a green impression.
Right from the construction materials, they have tried to be different. Porotherm smart bricks are used to build the wall. There are different doors from the porch to enter the house and the office. This place is decorated with brick-cladding walls.
When you open the door, the first thing that catches your eye is the courtyard filled with indoor plants.
There is a sitting room, office, living, dining, courtyard, kitchen, and one bedroom on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, a balcony, and an open terrace on the second floor. The area is 1850 sq.ft. In order to maintain the slope of the plot, the interiors are arranged on three floors.
One wall in the family living has brick cladding. While another wall and ceiling is finished with cement finish. What connects the three floors of the house is a floating staircase. Wooden panelling has been done on the concrete steps. Handrails are wood-covered with metal. The wide wall in the stair area is done in cement finish. An opening was given in between, and coloured glasses were added. That helps in the easy streaming of light into the house.
The kitchen cabinet is done in multiwood+ PU paint finish. Nanowhite was spread on the counter. The bedroom ceiling has been given an exposed cement finish lends it a rustic finish. The upstairs bedroom opens onto the upper courtyard, and you can get an entry through the sliding glass door. A balcony with a brick lattice screen can be used as a multi-utility space. You can hold small gatherings, clothes can be spread to dry, there is provision to make a terrace garden and more floors can be built if needed.
The plan was drawn keeping in mind the direction of the plot, wind, and sun. So the wind and light come in abundantly. The design excellence is that if you step inside the house, you will not feel that it is a house built on a narrow 6 cents.
Location- Angamaly, Ernakulam
Plot- 6.2 cents
Area- 1850 sq.ft
Architect- Manuraj C R, Albert Jose, i2A Architects, Thrissur