Julissa Xirah. Interior design. October 03rd , 2017.
The process to build a modern architecture in this particular area had to deal not only with from, not just focus on creating a less-is-more, clean and clear, box-like building but also, for its longevity, building needed to focus on providing some shading devices as well as a roof for the rain.
This coastal villa is located in the town near a highway on the eastern coast of Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu—one of the biggest cultural, economic, and educational centers in southern India—off the Bay of Bengal. It was designed in 2017 and covers a total area of 544 square meters.
The project proposes, on one hand, new views through different openings, and on the other hand subtle changes of light and shadow throughout the day and year. The angular walls create a rich dynamic of dissolving whites in the central space, making the edges appear and disappear by the hour. The internal faces can shift, giving them amplitude and different functions, as headboards or benches for example. It is the presence of this void that gives meaning to the entire space.
It took passion, inspiration and meticulous work from some people who decided to unearth the destroyed homes and restore them to the old glory of Imerovigli to shine again, getting spectacular results.
Because of their unconventional company style, they desired a design that reflected a certain extravagance, and thus would present their company as a young and fresh business seeking to inspire vocational dreams.