The Story of an Eco-friendly House - The Pyramid - The Hindu
July 22, 2011, 6:30:00 PM
The Hindu published an Article- “Pyramid and A Quadrangle,” exploring theatre person N.S. Yamuna’s home – The Pyramid; is an eco-friendly house in Injambakkam which blends the modern and the traditional to create a sustainable house design architecture which is an aesthetic, yet highly functional, living space. It was a thatched hut that peaked skywards at its centre. Five years back, when Yamuna decided to convert this space into a home she could live in, the shape of the thatched structure seemed too distinctive a spatial expression to let go.
So, designer Benny Kuriakose decided to retain the shape of the structure, and build the house along the lines of a pyramid. Meanwhile, inside the house, beautiful sea-green Athangudi tiles on the floors generate a sense of dreamy, fluid dynamics. The ancestral old wood furniture and copper knick-knacks that the Yamuna has retained add to the aesthetics of the house. Dashes of other colours pop up here and there. Thus, a thatched hut that served as a setting for theatre workshops is converted into a dwelling unit, without losing its original presence.