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Shiloh House

Shiloh House

Calicut, India.  2007

PROGRAM: Residence
CLIENT: Private
STATUS: Construction Onhold
AREA: 7500 Sqft

The Shiloh House is a point of arrival for an expatriate couple to their native land. It is built on a pristine site overlooking the Arabian Sea on the western coast of Kerala, South India and the client’s brief comprised of three key requirements that informed the built form- ‘a sprawling house’, ‘elevated from land’ and ‘the inclusion of sloping roofs with local ‘Mangalore’ terracotta tiles’. Set amidst a coconut grove, the built form is an elevated structure conceptualized on 3 levels and articulated to maximize the view of the sea from the permissible built-up boundary. It is comprised of an inward sloping clay tiled roof that floats at the top level and under whose shade will be housed two bedrooms for a sweeping view. This is followed by a solid block at middle level with a ‘shoe box’ organization that will house entrance court, living, library, viewing gallery, kitchen dining and two bedrooms. Access to this level is through an entrance court accessed by a ramp that rises from below the kitchen and leads up to the first view of the ocean upon arrival. The lowest level is a void interspersed with service ducts and support services and will double up as a covered prayer hall and gathering space for parties.

Team: Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Carola Winnie, Sivaraman, Vittal Sridharan, Prakash
Structural: Manjunath and Co
Services: Bala & Mukund
Project Management: moad
Art: moad