Project Description

Hermitage, calicut

Good Earth Hermitage is an elevated site surrounded by greens, slightly off Mavoor Road, Calicut. The use of the terraced site profile enabled segregation of the vehicular movement and living spaces above. The arrival is to the children’s play area from which one moves on to the central court.Based on the ‘Naalukettu’ traditional planning, a central court is the focus and transitional access space to all the 4 blocks around it. A multi dwelling unit with Duplex unit in each block. The central court becomes the rendezvous for children and grown ups alike.

Project Overview

27000
sq.ft.

Total built up area

Typology


Villaments

37
cents

Land area

16
no of

Units

Project Overview

27000
sq.ft.

Total built up area

Typology


Villaments

37
cents

Land area

16
no of

Units

Cross ventilation and natural light is ensured through this space. Internal spaces flow from one to the other. External walls have hollow terracotta blocks which enables thermal insulation and low maintenance for the entire space.The design facilitates interaction within the community in the court area. Pockets of smaller landscaped courts are created ensuring privacy among different units. A small community is created around this green court. This lush green area supports smaller birds who thrive here, promoting the co-existence of man and nature together.