Calling all architecture enthusiasts and students of the city on a contemporary tour of large homes

The Hindu and Chennai Architecture Foundation (CAF- chennaiarchitecturefoundation.org) is organising a contemporary architecture tour covering three large residences. This is a follow up to the 'small houses' tour conducted earlier to showcase the best in Chennai’sarchitecture.

Houses showcased for this tour will be Pramods at Neelankarai, Casa Roja at Akkarai and Seascapes at Vadanammeli near the crocodile bank. The bus tour will commence at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 3, and end by 1 p.m. At each site, architects - who have designed the houses - or their representatives will take the group around and explain the project. On a first-come-first-serve basis, a group of 40 persons can be accommodated. Of the 40, 15 seats are reserved for students. A fee of Rs. 500 per person towards transportation cost will be charged.

Registration will begin at 9.30 a.m., Kasturba Nagar MRTS station opposite Madhya Kailash. Book your seat at www.bookmyshow.com and send an email to cc.thehindu@gmail.com with your name, contact number, address and booking id.

Some details of the homes that will be visited:

‘Pramods’

Architect – Edifice

Client – Kalyani and Pramod Balakrishnan

Neelankarai

Casa Roja

Architect - Benny Kuriakose

Client - Ranjeet and Maria Jacob's House

Akkarai

Seascapes

Architect – Vergis Oomen Architects

Client - Suseela and Vergis Oommen

Adjacent to Crocodile bank, ECR