Large walls have been used throughout history to protect the inhabitants of castles, palaces, and fortifications, while also serving to intimidate visitors. For a home in Kerala, India, dramatic walls serve a similar role, but they also hide an intriguing and beautiful structure within.
Designed by LIJO RENY Architects, the Running Wall Residence enjoys a unique indoor-outdoor relationship made possible by the high walls that lend an extreme level of privacy and security. From inside, both the dining room and living room offer views of the manicured landscape. The kitchen, the real heart of many family homes, opens up onto the yard.
The wall itself, while imposing in its size and scale, is also quite beautiful thanks combined materials that complement the modern style of the house. It guards stunning gardens that includes ferns, banana trees, and other topical vegetation.