Location: Palakkad, Kerala, India
Area: 2,200 Sq.Ft.
The most distinctive visual form of Kerala architecture is the long, steep sloping roof built to protect the houses walls and to withstand the heavy monsoon, normally laid with tiles or palm leaves, supported on a roof frame made of hard wood and timber. The base model is normally circular, square or rectangular plain shapes with a ribbed roof evolved from functional consideration. Most of Kerala buildings appear to low height visually, due to over-sloping of roofs, which are meant to protect walls from rains and direct sun shine. The interiors of Kerala style involves the use of wood work and engraving more to blend with a nice and soothing environment.