The House that Rains Light: living in nature without excesses
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The House that Rains Light: living in nature without excesses

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The House that Rains Light: living in nature without excesses
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Breaking with conventions but without excesses, the House that Rains Light, designed by LIJO RENY architects, reinvents the concept of the home, demonstrating in every detail a sense of individuality and character that transcends its tiny footprint.

The surrounding flora served as a cue to create a biophilic building, beginning with the different species of creepers grown on three large frames that double as sunscreens.

The decision to construct a small building was supported by creating an open, spacious interior layout. While maintaining privacy, spaces such as the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedroom are all closely interconnected.

The first floor comprises a large open family space, two bedrooms, and a shared bathroom. A series of skylights and courtyards connect the building’s volumes horizontally and vertically, allowing direct sunlight to penetrate every room. The three vertical volumes of the skylight and stairwell contribute to a stack effect, which helps control the temperature inside during the hot, tropical summers.

The materiality of the ceilings contrasts with the neutral white of the walls, the effect balanced out by the strong presence of vegetation in every room, including the roof terrace, where a vine-covered pergola creates a shady, private space suitable for all seasons.

Architect: LIJO.RENY.architect 
Location: Thevakkal, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Year: 2020
Photography by © Praveen Mohandas
courtesy of LIJO.RENY.architect 

 
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