Nested along the banks of Kaniyampuzha River is Good Earth Haveli. Planned along a street which culminates in an open space by the waterfront, the individual units occur through courts and green setbacks. The street is pedestrian, the car park being separate from it. The ground floor units have a rear private open space, and the first floor units, most of which are duplex, have terraces at each level.


The site being a hillock challenges the design to minimize the disturbance and yet create with flair. The central mound has the villament and the villas placed around it. There are 6 such villas. All the dwelling units are oriented in such a way that the valley view is captured. The villas are designed as split level units and planning is open , a hide and seek in the treatment of space within the units. Villament units are single level units at the central portion of the site. A centrally located space form the common zone. Exposed brick and textured masonry forms the fabric which envelops these units. A harmonious merging of built space within the natural environment.

Florican Hill

With every project undertaken, new insights are gained. A linear site with distinct sloping terrain demanded a site responsive solution. The builders requirement together with the need to uphold the values od community living led to the creation of Villament – individual housing units placed around a central courtyard – a green space for each home. Since the linearity of the site did not permit a central court, macro and micro level courts were used to serve the same purpose. Fifteen units on 55 cents of land, a mix of Duplex and single level units with sky gardens and green walls.


Good Earth’s first venture into community housing was ‘Good Earth Hamlet‘.An attempt at community housing which bridged the existing gap between independent houses and the urban stereotype block of flats. The emphasis has been on community spaces to encourage interaction while at the same time providing for individual privacy.


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.