Jamal’s new house at Edavanna in Malappuram, Kerala, could be described as a spectacular architectural feat that is astonishingly unique and beautiful. The architects have named it the skew house for its masterful designs and splendid features.
The house sprawls in one-acre land. Interestingly, this fabulous mansion dons unique looks from each side. A part of the house has been designed as a curve to face the direction where prayers are performed. This is the feature that earned it the name skew house. Besides the main entrance, there is a separate gate for the guests too.
This magnificent house is designed to suit the tropical climate of Kerala which receives ample amount of sunshine and rain. Multi-layer roof equipped with heat insulation and water proofing also acts as a stylish design feature.
Sprawled in 12000 sqft, this spectacular mansion has a car porch, sit out, formal and family living areas, prayer space, dining area, courtyard, kitchen with work area and five bedrooms.
The house is designed as two blocks where spaces are arranged as per the requirements of the family. Common areas like the living and the dining spaces are part of a single block while the kitchen and the bedrooms are in the private block. A bridge is what connects the two blocks. Beautiful courtyards are interesting features that instantly grab attention. Theses spaces are decorated with indoor plants that add a hint of greenery inside the house.
Glass has been mostly used for furnishing in this house. Solar reflective glasses that let in the sun light by blocking heat are used everywhere. Huge glass windows are secured with mosquito nets as well. Lots of natural sunshine and cool breeze come into the house through these glass windows.
Each area has been designed in unique themes and patterns. An elegant combination of regal Italian marble and leather finished granites are used for flooring. The common areas have a pop of colour while the private spaces exude rustic charm. The dining area furnished in exposed concrete finish is an amazing example of such vividness in designs.
Most Keralites have misleading information about using glasses in their houses for furnishing. They think that glasses could increase the heat inside the house. However, solar reflective glasses that can effectively block heat are easily available here. Glass walls are easier to maintain than the traditional concrete walls that are painted. Besides, these glasses are 100% reusable as well. Architect Nikhil Mohan who has designed this breathtaking house vouch for the incredible effectiveness of glass furnishings.
The head board with plywood panelling in the master bedroom is quite interesting. The bedrooms and the kitchen have been arranged by giving prime importance to storage facilities and excellent cross ventilation.
The front yard and the connecting spaces have been paved with Kadappa stones and natural stones. The spacious landscape is aesthetically designed with verdant lawns, shading tress and beautiful gardens as well. The unique structure of the house that compliments the layout of the plot and caters to the needs of the family is the highlight of this dwelling. Those who see this house from the outside would definitely be curious to know how beautiful and efficient the interiors are.
Location – Edavanna, Malappuram
Plot – 1 acre
Area – 12000 SFT
Owner – Jamal
Architects – Nikhil Mohan and Shabna Nikhil
Thought Parallels, Kozhikode
Mob – 8138902899
Year of completion - 2018