‘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
Ground floor plan
First floor plan
Section across living dining space.
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.
The careful material palette and minimal footprint of the house brings in more green to the built enviorment.
View from the living towards dining
Charukasera in the study space
Visual porosity of the study space
Single loop handrail detail
Naturally lit planter pocket in powder space
Furniture configuration in Bedroom 2.
Clerestory louvers channels warm air to flow out of the building which encourages cool, outside air to be drawn in.