Jun 2021

Paroppadi residence

‘Often a building is only a roof, columns, and floors-the roof dominant, shielding, giving contentment of shelter.’ - Geoffrey Bawa.

The Paroppadi (Paroppady) house is evolved drawing inspiration from this thought.The form of roof characterised by an inversion of a standard roof form, with two roof surfaces sloping down from opposing edges to a valley near the middle of the roof, which captures maximum rain water for harvesting.

  • Total built area: 2388 sq.ft
  • Site area: 12.87 cents
  • Type of structure: Load bearing structure
  • Roof type: Inverted sloping roof
  • Basic Finishes:
    • Exposed brick finish
    • Leather finish Kota stone flooring
    • Off white Oxide walls
    • Exposed R.C.C ceilings / Steel truss roof with maglore tiles

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Design process

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Ground floor plan

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First floor plan

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Section across living dining space.

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Rain water from the butterfly roof is harvested to 2 underground harvesting pit with 20,000 litres capacity, excess water is then recharged to the well next to the kitchen.

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The careful material palette and minimal footprint of the house brings in more green to the built enviorment.

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Pebble courtyard

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View from the living towards dining

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Charukasera in the study space

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Visual porosity of the study space

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Single loop handrail detail

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Naturally lit planter pocket in powder space

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Furniture configuration in Bedroom 2.

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Clerestory louvers channels warm air to flow out of the building which encourages cool, outside air to be drawn in.

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Exterior shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpJ1Ii4LhIk

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