A striking eco-friendly home for senior citizens in the outskirts of Chennai.
Façade of exposed Porotherm blocks, well shaded recessed windows and vents formed by Porotherm blocks placed perpendicular.
A large sit-out that ovelooks beautiful paddy fields and is used by the seniors for group activities.
A courtyard in the heart of the building that brings in natural light and ventilation.
Home for Seniors – Anbagam, Thirukkandalam, Tamil Nadu
Built-up area:7,000 SF
Configuration:Ground plus two floors.
Year of Completion:2015
Summary: An eco-friendly home for senior citizens in the outskirts of Chennai.
What makes this green?
This home for seniors was designed with passive solar strategies to keep the interior spaces cool without the use of air-conditioners. Exterior walls made of hollow terracotta Porotherm blocks and well shaded windows keep the interior spaces bright and airy but cool. Vents made by placing Porotherm blocks in a perpendicular fashion provide a vent of hot air to go out. A courtyard in the centre of the building helps bring in natural light to the inner spaces and vent hot air. The façade made of exposed Porotherm blocks also helped reduce the use of cement.