House of Dappled Shadows by muDBricks
Set in the semi-urban context of the famed Kodungallur town, this residence was designed for a client based in Dubai whose primary wish was for a simple and beautiful home in his hometown.
The design evolved considering the site's location in an urban context and taking into account the client's interests and need for hosting guests and friends, giving much consideration to the client’s large social interactions with people, The fundamental arrangement of spaces was based on spatial zoning, clearly demarcating public and family and private zones; to have spacious and quality spaces to entertain guests and hold family gatherings all while providing a desired level of privacy to family areas.
The site originally consisted of two beautiful and wide foliaged mango trees and a tulsithara. The way these trees complemented the site beautifully, strengthened the decision to retain them and further designing was based on this motto. Overlooking the site stands a striking golden shower tree, showering the ground with its beautiful and elegant yellow flowers. The aesthetics that this tree possessed and how it furnished a persona into the site, made it impossible not to integrate such an element into the design, hence inspiring the basic concept of this design.
Amidst the serene landscaping stand the residence with the golden shower tree up front, imprinting a strong visual identity. The frontage was intentionally designed to feel lighter, through the positioning of jaali , perforations, and openings along with the usage of lightweight materials, to bring in the aesthetics and ambiance of the mango tree.
Project: House of Dappled Shadows, Nestled in the Mango Trees
Location: Kodungallur, Thrissur, Kerala
Design House: muDBricks
Principal Architect: Surya Prasanth
Photography: Justin Sebastian