A small publishing house office and reading club in the heart of Cochin. The building replaces a Low-Income-Group row house on a mere 40 square metre plot. The entire north façade is glazed and fronted by a usable balcony. A perforated metal screen filters in the light to the office spaces and acts a naturally ventilated façade.
Given its tight context with buildings on all 3 sides, an all steel frame and floor is used. This makes the construction faster and less noisy for the neighbours while giving the building it unique aesthetic.
2014 – completed