Lalitha Mahal - Independent residence at Madurai for Mr.Chidambaram, built with a style inspired from traditional Chettinad architecture. The theme revolves around the traditional concept of a central court. The use of chettinad style carved wooden pillars and exposed brick work add life to the interior space.
The challenge was to integrate the modern demands of the client with their traditional roots of chettinad and vasthu beliefs and evolve a product that forms the lifestyle statement for them.
The plan is kept simple with straight line geometry and the emphasis is laid on the interior finishes and lighting.The focus is kept on the central court at all levels.
The six bed room house is built on a site area of 7230 Sq.feet and has a total built up area of 6000 Sq.ft.
Lalitha Mahal at Madurai by Ashok Babu in India won the WA Award Cycle 3.
Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.