This close-knit family’s peaceful home is centered on a ritualistic dining table. Ingeniously separating visitors from the residents, the spaces flow into one another to create a variety of public, semi-private, and private rooms. A cement-textured wall with brass fillers, 3D-printed brass barriers, copper mirrors, panels of teak wood that were specifically carved for the space, soft leather furniture, and handcrafted lighting fixtures are just a few examples of the unconventional materials used throughout the minimalist space.

Completion Date: 2019
Project Area:  4,875 sqft.
Location: Poonoor, Kerala
Photography: Justin Sebastian

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The modest exterior of this house with a pitched roof features white and grey paint to go with the wooden siding. The double-height living area, which has wide windows that frame the surrounding views, serves as the building’s main entrance. The large dining area, which connects the kitchen, family living, and stairway, is found in the middle of the home. There are five bedrooms in all, three on the first level and two on the ground floor, all of which were designed and arranged in accordance with the client’s requests.

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©Justin Sebastian

The project’s materiality is its key feature. Interiors that are typically austere are given a surprise by cement texture walls with brass infill and 3D-printed brass partition walls. The bedrooms, on the other hand, include more opulent design elements like mahogany wall paneling, copper mirrors, and leather furnishings.

©Justin Sebastian

The result was a strong yet peaceful living space thanks to the design.


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