'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

LIJO.RENY.architects has completed an unconventional residence in kerala, india, that is overflowing with greenery and natural vegetation. called the ‘house that rains light’, the project was completed for a young couple who wanted a home that would transcend its small footprint to offer a wide-ranging spatial and sensory experience for their two children to grow up in. this is achieved in part thanks to three skylit vertical volumes that dynamically illuminate the house, while creating intriguing relationships among its internal spaces.

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india
all images by praveen mohandas

 

 

externally, the house’s shaded front yard can accommodate parked cars as well as serving as a play area that spills out onto the relatively deserted street. meanwhile, a variety of flowering creepers and climbing vegetables feature on three large frames that have been fixed to the building’s façade. LIJO.RENY.architects explains that this allows the elevation to become a vertical extension of the garden, while simultaneously providing the house and its occupants with shade and privacy.

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

 

 

the front door leads directly into an open plan space, which contains the home’s shared living accommodation in the form of a lounge, kitchen, and dining area. several pockets of greenery are positioned throughout, with the spaces lit from above via a series of skylights. ‘this open layout, that creates a sense of spaciousness in the otherwise small footprint of the building, becomes yet another playground for the kids,’ explain the architects. a bedroom, which can be closed off when necessary, is also found at ground level.

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

 

 

above, the first floor has an open family space that connects to a private balcony that is protected by the façade’s green wall. another void is flanked by two bedrooms, which both have doors that allow the rooms to open up to the void — providing a multitude of different views. finally, the large green walls extend to cover a third of the roof to form shaded areas on its terrace. the configuration of the house, and the strategically positioned windows, ensure cross ventilation throughout the year.

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

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'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

'house that rains light' by LIJO.RENY.architects is overflowing with greenery in kerala, india

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: house that rains light
location: thevakkal, ernakulam, kerala, india
client: manju n jose, dijo jose and family
site: 209.87 sqm (5.18 ct)
built up area: 274 sqm (2,950 sqf)
completion: 2020

 

architects: LIJO.RENY.architects, thrissur, kerala
lead architects: ar. renylijo and ar. lijo jos
interiors: LIJO.RENY.architects
landscape concept: LIJO.RENY.architects
landscape design: plain space studio
photography: praveen mohandas

 

consultants/contractors —
structural: keystone engineers
electrical and plumbing: sunil kumar R.S and biju T. B
supervisor: ashokan C.K
civil: ashokan C.K
flooring: vinu K.K and manesh M. R
painting: santhosh kumar C.P
door, wardrobes and other carpentry work: 1000 kitchens and surendran S.K
lighting: SPACES, kochi
landscape: ajish devasahayam
glass supplier and installation: jaison K J
steel fabrication: LR steels
soft furnishing: masper and spaces

 

products —
flooring: granite and vitrified tiles (nexion)
furniture and artefacts: rubberband, AKFD, a wooden story, objects of interest, lightyears, kaleido light company, concord industries and duroflex
sanitaryware / fittings: gebrit, jaquar and hindware,
switches/ electrical fittings: legrand, sony, bosch, finolex and orient,
lights: corvi
paint: snowcem paints and asian paints
kitchen: jude K. augustin
kitchen equipment: hettich
door accessories: hafele, ebco and yale

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