The Walls and Vaults House, India architecture, LIJO.RENY.architects, passive cooling, passive house, stone walls, granite, green architecture, multi-generational home, tropical plants
Photo by Praveen Mohandas

The house is hidden from three sides, and only visible from the road. Its materiality and colors were carefully chosen to blend into the surroundings and blur the line between the inside and outside. Lush vegetation permeates the interior along a large stone wall and creates a passage that runs the entire length of the house. Two enclosed landscaped areas further accentuate the natural surroundings.

The Walls and Vaults House, India architecture, LIJO.RENY.architects, passive cooling, passive house, stone walls, granite, green architecture, multi-generational home, tropical plants

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Most of the externally visible walls are built from locally sourced granite using traditional building techniques. These structures also act as thermal barriers that help keep the house cool during hot summer days, while providing optimal levels of privacy for the residents.

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Via Archdaily

Photos by Praveen Mohandas, Suneesh Suresh, LRa