A Microclimate Within The Home
Architecture + Design|August 2017
A Microclimate Within The Home

The garden house began a fresh series of houses which attempt to define fresh prototypical thinking on directions for single family residences in Kerala.

Nishan M & Vivek PP

The fast-changing family structure in Kerala results in houses with less people, and built spaces without breathing spaces. Homes turn out to be a show piece sculpture where people try to build their dream. In this home, we tried to build spaces that open out to a bigger secured open space to create a vast secured garden within a home, reducing the built space and creating a larger space. The key design feature of this project is vegetation, incorporating it into the house with less barrier. In our tropical climate, plants and trees grow easy and well without much maintenance. It helped us to create a garden with a variety of plants, climbers and Ayurveda plants which formed an informal garden and created a microclimate within the home.

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August 2017