Honouring the client’s requirements every step of the way, the Seetharaman house is a solace from the unforgiving heat and gray shades of Chennai city. Understanding that the time spent in a vast front garden would be bare minimum, a back garden which can be used as a spillover party space has been designed. Devoid of separate balconies, the house and the adjoining gardens extend into each other. Elements from the Kerala style of architecture which work in the climatic context of Chennai have been included. Due to proximity to the seaside and in order to mitigate heat, the roof is built of timber and mangalore tiles with large overhangs shading the walls.