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Thennattu Illom

Restoration, Renewal, Rescaling Retrofitting


Thennattu illom is a three hundred year old timber house of central Travancore, which had undergone several transformations to accommodate the needs of its generations.

Dr.Sunil Neelakantan, and his wife approached us to improve this old structure making it liable, yet keeping the architectural character without much of a change.

After making an assessment of the needs, we decided to scale up the height of the structure, combine small rooms to make it large, reconfigure the spaces inside, Improve the ventilation, lighting, modernisethe kitchen, address problems of a leaky tiled roof, and add attached washrooms.

There are pictures of this building before interventions, and we have also included some images during the process of intervention. You can access these pictures by clicking on these links.