Terracotta, wood, arches, jaalis... a beautiful melange that is a Chennai home!
A beautiful sunlit veranda that is perfect for conversations fueled by filter coffee with strains of lilting music in the background.
Exquisite Athangudi flooring, woodwork repurposed from discarded shipping crates and touches of exposed terracotta create stunning interiors!
Spacious earthy interiors with plenty of cross ventilation bring about a sense of serenity inside the home.
A beautiful, well-lit stairway which in itself is art!
An architecture that brings out skill of construction workers and artisans in creating art from building materials!
MG Residence, Pallavaram, Chennai
Built-up area: 3,000 SF
Configuration: Ground plus one floor
Year of Completion: 2021
Scope: Architecture and Construction
Summary: An earth-friendly Chennai home with traditional aesthetics that take one back to simpler times.
What makes this green?
A quintessential Chennai home that harks back to simpler times. Yet this home in Pallavaram has all the conveniences of a modern urban home while also being environmentally cutting-edge with eco-friendly materials and systems that considerably reduce the burden on Earth. Eco-friendly hollow terracotta blocks, heat reflective tiles on the roof and well shaded windows shield the interior spaces from Chennai’s heat. Jaalis and high vents create a constant draft through the home that keep the interiors airy and comfortable. Exquisite Athangudi flooring and woodwork repurposed from discarded shipping crates form stunning interiors.