ClientMr. Sanjay Thambi
This residence in Bangalore, which sees landscape as a holistic element of the overall design, exemplifies traditional Kerala architectural style. Traditional architecture is best complemented by surroundings that mimic the natural tropical landscape. This possesses challenges when the area surrounding the structure is limited. For instance, the monolithic wooden pillars that merge with the landscape are not just decorative in function. They are an integral part of the structure system framed of wooden rafters and battens supporting the roof. Timber is not used as a material to treat the ceiling or wall, it is a basic building block of the structure.