This house has a lot of character and a story behind this design, it is an amalgamation of vintage and modern. The client’s brief was clear to incorporate vaastu and their tamil heritage & culture. Over time, having collected several traditional brass antiques including a beautiful 100-year-old four poster. A serpentine chest and wooden lion chairs they had a huge affinity for old antiques and south Indian culture and traditions. They also had a large collection of antique mirrors, old brass diyas, kalamkari, patachitra and picchwai art works, a large wooden Ganesha along with other memorabilia gifted to them from other business houses.
Traditional filter coffee, south Indian architecture – the old teak wood details, wooden louvered doors Chettinad tiles and a hand drawn kollam (rangoli) displayed outside their main doors these were the design cues and important elements to be considered as part of the entire design. So as architects our approach was to create a home with a south Indian flair and rooted in theirs traditions yet modern in approach, functional and in sync with the modern communication systems and appliances.