Although the roof prevented rain and the cooling was phenomenal, the client was deterred by the atmosphere of darkness which stayed prevalent or was associated with the ambience inside traditional houses.
Thus during the early days of the project, the client had made a point that the house should be a symbol of a new light, or a new outlook to our age old systems and beliefs.
Marking being done with ropes for the shells to be placed.
“Chirath” which denotes a traditional lamp in Malayalam is the name given by Mr. Ramanujan Basha for his house at Pala, Kerala.
A pond with a fixed glass window right behind, entwine the interior with the exterior. While the window ensures a visual connect with the outside, the pond gives a feel of nature ushered inside.
Dining Table made from the root of a tree and chairs made from scrap available at site.
Toilet walls in grey oxide finish.