Vijesh, a native of Thiruvaniyoor in Ernakulam district is a paraplegic after a spinal cord injury. He fell from a building that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Noted designing firm, Building Designers is winning plaudits from all quarters for building a 643 sqft house for Vijesh in his hometown. This home, named Muraleeravam, has two bedrooms and was completed on a pocket-friendly budget of Rs 10 lakh. The entire construction was completed in 90 days.
The elevation of the house features the traditional architectural style of Kerala. Meanwhile, the fabulous combination of dark maroon and ivory adds a pop of colour. Instead of cement concreting, truss roof has been installed and roofing tiles are paved. The roofing tiles have been paved to match the beautiful exteriors. The most amazing advantage of this house is that the paint works wouldn’t get faded for at least 15 years.
The entrance of the house faces the east direction. Besides regular steps, a ramp too has been built to enter the house. The steel hand railings of the ramp are sturdy and look chic too. Engineer KV Muraleedharan made sure that the house has many disability friendly features that could be helpful for Vijesh. Ivory coloured tiles have been used on the floor in the sit out. Meanwhile, the textured pillars are extremely attractive.
The entrance area has a single door, flanked by windows to let in natural sunshine. This French window is classy and fills the interiors with golden sun light. The main door opens to the living cum dining area. A simple yet elegant couch adorns the living area. Meanwhile, a TV unit has been arranged opposite this. The round glass top dining table has matching chairs. The wash area is just beside the dining table. A wall in the dining area has been highlighted with dark pink shade, without plastering it.
The false ceiling sports the simple foliage design. This feature, in fact, helps in reducing the heat inside the house. The doors of the two bedrooms are right in the centre of the hall. The master bedroom is close to the living area. There is a three – paned window in this room. The attached bathroom’s walls have steel handles to support Vijesh’s needs.
There are enough windows in the other bedroom as well, to ensure amazing ventilation. The common bathroom is close to this room. The kitchen is quaint and suits the needs of a small family. Tiles that have good grip have been used in the kitchen. The storage units in yellow colour add the perfect contrast here. The counter top, meanwhile, has been paved with black granite. A small three paned window completes the kitchen.
The expenses to build this house were completely borne by Building Designers. KV Muraleedharan said that the firm had decided to help Vijesh after learning about his condition. Actor Bala handed over the key of the house to the family. The designers say that they had sought Vijesh’s ideas and opinions while drawing the plan to ensure his comfort and safety.