The clients requested a vastu compliant “chettinad” house on a 50×50 site.
We proposed a high roofed courtyard with seating inside, in order to optimise the available space. The entrance to the house was on one side of the courtyard and the bedrooms were arranged as a bar on another side. The kitchen, dining and a sitout were arranged as open areas around the courtyard, an adaptation from old Chettinad houses.
Stone flooring and plaster walls provide a neutral contemporary backdrop to old wooden pillars and wooden window louvers and shutters.