Abiboo Architecture

ABIBOO Architecture, international architecture office led by Alfredo Munoz, has been developing for months the Thandalam Project residential complex near Chennai, southern India, consisting of about 700 homes and studios, the latter of them intended for students of a nearby university. The project will also consist of a series of facilities to give service to the residences, as well as vast green areas which will join an urban park also planned by Abiboo Architecture in the same parcel, as Indian law requires. The project combines a number of independent blocks, articulated in two areas defined by the presence of an existing power line tower on the site, which becomes the structuring element of a large linear eco-park with innovative elements of alternative energy, and that turns out to be protagonist of the project. The residences are arranged in separate blocks but interconnected towers that by narrow, elongate, break and change their configuration, creating spaces of social interaction with different character that in turn maintain their relationships with the numerous green spaces provided in order to create a healthy living environment. These independent blocks are pieces that break and fragment, playing with the lights and shadows and adapting the homes to the local harsh climatic conditions, and offering as well a glimpse of the complex inner world of the corridors where color has a notorious presence. ABIBOO Architecture, conducts with this project to research on domestic space in India through a deep analysis of its culture and its philosophies, applied to complex defines their homes (marked by the Vastu criteria standards, similar to Feng Shui philosophy). The projected residences after this analytical exercise, added to previous research on contemporary housing as well as to the long experience in building in the Western world and to the international experience accumulated by the studio, are the design tools that respond to the needs of its future inhabitants mainly.