Anna Nagar showcases some of the best design talents in the city and the well designed houses speak for themselves.

What makes Anna Nagar distinctly different from the rest of the city is that it combines best of both worlds– towering apartments and well designed individual houses. This area today showcases some of the best design talents in the city.

Saji and Renu Alexander’s house designed by Sunil Philip of PSP is a climatically responsive modern house. With its strong horizontal lines, wooden louvers, the house makes a simple but an impressive statement.

The south eastern corner opens up in response to the predominant wind direction and brings in plenty of light . This externally expresses as transparent corners accentuated with corner windows. Internally the spaces weave seamlessly into each other interconnected with light courts and interlocked volumes. This urban house is built on a modest budget.

Jayaraman’s residence designed by Sasikanth of Spacescape is a composition of planes and boxes. Painted brick walls and glass along side steel and aluminium engage the street and modulates the interior.

The spaces are arranged in a straightforward way around a courtyard. The landscaping enhances the spatial quality. Preference for good design is also visible in commercial spaces.

The emphasis on good design and a conscious choice by many residents to create functionally good and aesthetically pleasing buildings are on the increase in Annanagar.

The hope is that the investment and benefits of good design should quickly extend from the building to the streets and public places.

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