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Monday, 8 April 2013

Traditional homes are always treasured

The name 'Naalukett, Poomukham, Aattukattil 'and among others evokes a special kind of feeling in everyone's mind. This is because we have been hearing the stories rich with the traditional home features and have been fantasying those memories deep inside everyone.

And obviously, we all wish to build a dream home rich in all these feature. With the advancement of Science and Technology, Traditional homes are within your limits and reach. With a limited period of time, with all the furnishings and your dream designs, the so-called 'Heaven' is ready  for you. And that's what Nest Infratech is into. We help you to make your dreams happen.'The World which we present you is truly a decade old treasure to be worth of.


1. Padippura
   -structure containing a door forming part of compound wall.
   -tiled roof on top.
   -formal entry to the compound with the house.
   -at present the door is not there as car will have to enter the
    house trough the entry.
   -traditional type lamp below the roof.

2. Poomukham

   Entrance of the house -climbing up steps in the front slope tiled    roof with pillars supporting roof.
   Sides are open. In the earlier days, the Head of the family called Karanavar used to sit here in a reclining chair. This chair will have long rails on either side where the Karanavar will keep his legs raised for comfortable rest

3. Chuttu verandah

   From the Poomukham you can walk through Chuttu verandah to either side in front of the house throughopen passage called    ChuttuVerandah.Chuttu verandah will have hanginglights in equal    distance hangingfrom its slope roof.

4. Carupady

   By the side of Chuttuverandah and Poomukham,woodden benches    withcarved decorative restingwoodden pieces for resting the back are provided.

5. Ambal kulam (pond)

   At the end of Chuttu verandah -a smallpond built with rubble on sides water living tree called Thamara or Ambal used to be planted which will havebeautiful flowers.

6. Nadumuttom

   Nadumuttom or central open court yard. The enclosed courtyard or    'ankanam' is usually sunkand therefore called 'Kuzhi (pit)    Ankanam'. The protruding roofs of the 'salas' formed shadyverandas     and protected the rooms from directsunlight, keeping them cool even    on the hottest ofdays.The inner verandah around the 'ankanam' is open.

7. Chitra thoonukal

   Pillars in wood or rubble with carvings or decorative works used to add elegance to the Hall portion.
   Pictures are carved into such pillars of Rubble. In the case of wood pillars generally it is plain roundpillars with    polished surface.

8. Mural paintings
   paintings used to adorn old Kerala building walls. Generally these paintings depict storiesfrom epics of India. Present houses have these paintings asdecorative piece of art and    not usedextensively covering all walls as in old houses.

9. Pooja room

   preferably be in the North East corner of the house.Idols placed facing East and the person praying faces west woodden paneling is done on Pooja room walls a standard design for Pooja room


   -a brass utensil filled with water
   -kept at the steps of Poomukham for cleaning feetof those who enter    the house
   -one side opening just like a tap so that a person can easily use it to clean his feet before entering the house
   In present day houses,probably you can see this as an antique item displayed

   Clay tiles are used for floor of the Kerala House.
   Wooden flooring different type of wood in small to slightly bigpieces arranged    neatly to give good appearance with good polishing which last longer is available for flooring.


Interior wood works with carvings interior wood work done with wood carvings by skilled artisans.
   In the earlier days house was built with wood, brickand clay tiles.
   Content of wood was very high as the cost was not high. Arappura, Pathayam, Machu (sealing between tiled roof andRoom    space) were all done by wood and mostly teak wood.

   Verandahs and living halls were having round pillars in woodof rosewood or teak with decorative carvings on topand bottom


   -a swinging piece of wood, wide and long enoughfor two or three persons to sit.
  -Four corners of this wooden piece will be firmlyfixed with thick   coir to the roof.
  -in large living rooms

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Praveen Kumar says:
at: 1 July 2015 at 03:49 said...

Nowadays everyone follows the traditional architecture model home because it's beauty is awesome.