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1. Location: Jaunapur, New DelhiFirm: Kumar Moorthy & AssociatesThis home is a reflection of the owners’ cultural roots in Kerala, transported to the warm climes of Delhi, and their belief in sustainable living. A waterbody at the entrance and dense vegetation all around, is one’s introduction to the home’s connection with nature.
Chuttu verandah (passageway)In Kerala architecture, the poomukham is appended with an open passage. the chuttu verandah, which leads to either side of the house, usually surrounding it. This space was traditionally marked by lights that were suspended from the roof, hung at equal distance from each other.See these passageways from around the world
The design of this home uses elements that have been conceptually translocated from the warm, coastal and wet region of Kerala to the hot climate of Delhi. A careful selection of apt components has been made in the form of lofty internal volumes under pitched tiled roofs, deep surrounding verandahs as shading devices, courtyard-centric planning for cooling benefits and other such design interventions. The house was designed to optimise the benefits of the sun as well as the breeze to combat the heat of Delhi.