MADURAI, TAMIL NADU
PROJECT YEAR: 1995-1996
LOCATION: Madurai, Tamil Nadu
PROJECT TYPE: Residential(private)
Madurai house was constructed as a farmhouse space. The client wanted the building to be made of mud and so the building is a mud block construction, 20 percent more bricks were made than required and the bricks were tested by Earth Institute.
An engineering consultant from Madurai took up the construction. The design of the curved walls was an inspiration from Roger Anger's designs in auromodel which the client was impressed with. The curved walls made of mud give a good insulation to the spaces inside and keep them cool.the curved walls also give a more organic form to the building blending it with the ground.
The planning of the building was also inspired form Roger Anger's way of design and planning. The entrance veranda takes us to the main living space, directly in front is a grand spiral staircase.Two bedrooms with attached washrooms adjacent to each other. Adjacent to the main entrance is the dining room which leads to the kitchen.There is a veranda space at the back of the building and a seating space on the terrace.