Mr Abdul Shekkur and his family were worried that their L shaped plot extending to 60 cents would play spoilsport to their dreams to build a home with an out-of-the-box design idea. Surprisingly, the very same plot at Pavaratty in Thrissur district in Kerala now houses a 6,000 sqft symbol of ingenuity by leading achitects Arkitecture studio. The dream house featuring Arabic-cum-colonial style exterior and classic style interior facade has now turned out to be a show-stopper.
Area: 6,000 sqft
Owner: Mr Hafiz Abdul shekkur
Design: Muhammed Shafi, Arkitecture Studio, Architects, Interior designers, kozhikode, kerala
website : www.arkitecturestudio.com
Abdul Shekkur was quite averse to the idea of adopting mundane designs for his dream home and instead wanted it to offer an exotic design. And hence the house does sport a couple of quirky traits such as Malayasian imported tiles on slanted concrete roofs, interiors embracing the classic theme, tall walls and high roofs. The common areas inside the house boast of double-height ceilings that serve to flush out the hot air inside and offer a perfectly natural cooling system.
The 6000sqft 5 bhk house accommodates a sit-out, guest living space, family living room, dining area, prayer area, kitchen, work area, 5bedrooms with attached bath room, office room, upper living area and a balcony.
The elegance and brightness of interiors are enhanced through classy false ceilings. Gypsum ceilings embellished by multi-wood CNC design cuts highlighted with LED lighting give a drastic makeover for the interior of the house. Italian marbles are used in flooring the common area and furniture (some imported, while others custom-made) all complement the stylish inside.
The main door opens to a spacious hall that has a double-height ceiling touching the ground and first floors. Next to the hall is the dining space arranged in the centre. Adjoining the dining area features a courtyard, the key attraction of the house. Painted in serene white, the courtyard gets ample of sunlight with the help of vertical skylight on the walls and pergola ceiling. During the night, the warm-tone hanging lamps from the ceilings radiate the ambience to the next level.
The living room has been designed to give privacy to other areas. The yellow textured wall is the main highlight here. Similar highlight walls are used in other parts of the house.
The most appealing factor is that the house offers varying visual experiences at different points of the day; all made possible through distinct shades of paints and profile lights used in the exterior walls.