The existing house was dilapidated with dark, stuffy and damp interiors.
The house was completely transformed into a beautiful, Kerala style home!
Well shaded large windows now make the interiors bright and airy. Athangudi flooring brings charm to the spaces.
The old doors of the existing house were repurposed to create foldable partitions to make spaces multi-functional.
A metal balcony was added to open out the master bedroom to the outdoors.
A beautiful staircase made of polished kadappa stone and Athangudi tiles.
Green Transformation, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Built-up area: 1,300 SF
Configuration: Ground plus one floor
Year of Completion: 2015
Scope: Architecture and Construction Management
Summary: Comprehensive renovation of a 30 year old apartment in to increase space, make it aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable.
What makes this green?
Insulating hollow terracotta blocks, well shaded windows with heat reflective glass and roof insulation keep the interiors cool with minimal use of air-conditioners. Energy efficient fans and LED lights minimize energy consumption. A rooftop solar PV installation makes the home’s energy use almost net-zero. Natural plant root zone treatment of grey water allows the reuse for gardening. Eco-friendly interiors with Athangudi flooring and woodwork made from repurposed doors and windows make this a delightful home.