The client is an IT engineer based in the US who wanted to design a traditional home for his family in his hometown of Coimbatore.
Architectural Design Sustainability Engineering – strategies for water, waste, energy.
The site is facing a large expanse of land where the horizon meets a mountain! The client wanted a traditional tamil home with modern materials / technology.
The client had multiple requirements, all of which were tangential to one another and had to be met simultaneously. He wanted a home for his family with the ability to build the home in phases. Since the family spends a significant amount of time overseas, he also wanted to have the provision of renting one of the floors. All of this was to be done on a shoe string budget without compromising the design and modularity.
We came up with a modular approach that integrated the heritage look that the client was looking for whilst combining it with modern technology to make the project cost effective. Several pieces of design innovation were done to reduce the cost in different aspects. The end result is a climate responsive home nestled in the mountains.