Status: Design proposal, 2012
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Site area: 2,400 sq.ft.
Built up area: 8,000/- sq.ft.
No. of units: 4
This design consisted of four compact vasthu compliant contemporary apartments for members of the same family.
The apartments were designed with a compact core with very minimal common areas. Each floor had a single unit maximising privacy and ventilation for all the rooms. An open plan but with the kitchen being visually shielded from the formal livng room and a seperate service entry for each unit and other features of the layout. The two bedrooms were designed to be spacious with with walk in wardrobes and a study room in each floor completes the apartment. The penthouse, though similar in size was designed with an inward looking central courtyard which was open to sky.
Exposed structural concrete walls which double up as feature walls, large openings and wooden louvers help in creating sleek, minimal and contemporary spaces.