Salokya Residence

Client:                  Mr. Rohit

Location:          Kuyilapalayam, near Auroville 

Area:                     93 m2

Status:              Completed

Time taken:     1 year

Architect:           Ar. Sindhuja & Ar. MichaelImago Auroville


Salokya is an experimental low cost residence located in the Green Belt region of Auroville. The aim is to have a place with climatic responsive design without compromising on the quality of living.

It is a 2 bedroom house with plenty of Kadappa shelves, a large kitchen and a compact yet well-designed bathroom. The structure is RCC framed with CSEB walls as fill-ins. There is an  ant channel around the house and a water body outside which are made from Ferro cement.

The grey oxide flooring with an open floor plan facilitates natural ventilation. The doors use recycled wooden frame with waterproof plywood.

RCC Framed structure, Ant channel & water body from Ferro cement
RCC Framed structure, Ant channel & water body from Ferro cement
Part RCC slab, part precast RCC beam and kota slab fixed above RCC beam in ground floor, Mangalore roof tile with wooden rafters in first floor
Windows and doors
Recycled wooden frame with waterproof plywood, Grill with stainless steel mosquito mesh for windows
Kadappa shelves, Precast RCC slabs for steps, MS frame Handrail, painted stainless steel
Grey oxide for ground floor, kota stone for first floor
Zycosil on CSEB walls, white paint on plastered walls
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Floor Plan

Floor Plan



Model render

Model render

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