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A Modern-Day Minimalist Home in Chennai that Strikes the Perfect Balance with Classic Traditional

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

The Not So Tiny House by ROAISH Architecture+ Design

Modern Minimalism was the theme of this house in Chennai while still keeping things timeless and classic.


Designers at ROAISH Architecture curated a neutral palette to complement the space while hues of blue were used as accents. T

The spatial design strategy for a tiny area of 1000 square feet was initiated by combining the dining and the living into one volume. The existing pieces of furniture that belonged to the client were refurbished to retain the cultural and emotional aspect they carried over the years.

"The Client's are a couple in their early 50s, they wanted a sense of ethnicity in their home, in a minimal approach. A subtle hint of cool tones throughout the house was a prerequisite. A living room that seats 6 people and a small dining space that seats 4. A cozy space was what they kept stressing on. They wanted a light toned kitchen as it was her dream, and easy to maintain was definitely taken into consideration. Since they happen to be plant lovers, that was an important request. In the Master Bedroom, pastel shades and that brought a sense of tranquility in the space is what they were going for. In the Boy's Bedroom, a study was a must have, along with shelving units for their books like a storage. Overall she wanted the Apartment to go from house to a place she can call home and look bigger in terms of area." - Aishwarya Krish, Principal Designer, ROAISH Architecture+ Design

The spatial design strategy for a tiny area of 1000 square feet was initiated by combining the dining and the living into one volume. The existing pieces of furniture that belonged to the client were refurbished to retain the cultural and emotional aspect they carried over the years.


"The Minimal approach is what we believe in as a firm, a subtle art of composition of furniture and elements is what brings the space together. Since the Living/ Dining is the biggest space of all, we brought about a feature wall - an exposed white brick wall painted to a tone of half white. This European element gave the space a very cozy vibe that the clients were looking for. A generous number of mirrors around the apartment, contributed to the space ambience of making the 1000 sq ft area look much bigger. We designed an A frame stand to house the plants that the clients wanted to bring into the apartment, in an organised manner." - Aishwarya Krish, Principal Designer, ROAISH Architecture+ Design


Project: The Not So Tiny House

Location: Chennai

Design House: ROAISH Architecture+ Design

Principal Designer: Aishwarya Krish

Photography: Yash R Jain


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Aishwarya Krish is a 23 year old architect who started the Chennai based architecture firm ROAISH Architecture + Design (pronounced Roy-sh) in 2020. She started practicing right out of college and the firm has grown from strength to strength with over 16 ongoing projects across the country. These projects vary across various sectors namely Residential, Commercial, Retail and Hospitality. The firm was recognized for its work in 2022 when it won the national award for Emerging and Trendsetting Architects and Interior Designers India. A minimal approach to design is their core language.


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