Kerala: A Gated Community For Socially Isolated People Following A Pandemic.
“The least secure and internet connectivity that is ‘working from everywhere’ is our ever-expanding cities in a pandemic. Many have moved to smaller towns which have been extended socially to the other way around infrastructure urbanisation,” said George E.Ramapuram, From Earthitects design company.
Stone Lodges in Wayanad is a private community of 15 villas located on 13 acres of land based on the traditional Kerala design, synthesised by the lodges.
“Throughout our philosophy, we have employed natural materials like wood floors, random rubble walls, paved tracks and log-rafters,” Ramapuram explained. Each house is built on three floors and is integrated into the surrounding countryside.
Due to its size, the facility offers state-of-the-art security systems, along with facilities such as rainwater harvesting, organic vegetable gardening, beehouses for the protection of indigenous bee species and flower garden areas to welcome native butterflies.
Built from the ground up
The floors, carpets, changing plates, skirts and furniture are all made of teak wood with living edge. Other natural components are clay roof tiles, ceiling eucalyptus poles, lapotra granite for workshops and floors for stone decks. “These hand-crafted furnishings and furniture were created in-house by local craftsmen, including switches, carpets, kitchen countertops, shower trays and armoire,” Ramapuram says.
On the first and second lodges (or levels) the magnificent 7,320 square foot property comprises 1 bedroom at the entrance level and two below, and an infinitely sized piscine surrounded by a large 26,500 square foot block of land.
Loggia The First
The first area comprises a porch for the car, a veranda and a sitting area with custom furniture. The entrance leads to a courtyard flanked by a living room and a dining area on either side and each room has its own observation terrace. The kitchen is connected to the dining area by a tunnel leading to spiral stairs on the opposite side by an island with a cosy breakfast nook. The kitchen is flanked by a laundry room, a powder room.
The master bedroom has its own private terrace and the living area is connected by a corridor. A walk-in closet, a patio shower and a lounge window are provided in the main bedroom.
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