A tropical vertical highrise, which beckons the sky and takes with it the greens-GoodEarth Walk on the Clouds is located off NH-66. Duplex units, three bedroom units and two -cum study units are the typologies in this highrise. The higher floors have the duplex units , the single level units are in the levels below.
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.
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 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.