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Manoj Bhavan - Chennai/Trichy Highway Restaurant

A highway restaurant, aimed to be a gesture and also a silent genesis…


Added by Murali Murugan on December 8, 2016 at 1:56am — No Comments


“Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” – John Howard Payne.    



Added by Murali Murugan on July 16, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments


The long boring highway stretches, the countless, dreary hoardings and signboards announcing "Kumbakonam Coffee Welcomes You ", lack of even the most basic hygiene in public utility facilities, (especially for women), the dark den, dimly-lit and shady joints…

""Oh God, we have missed it...”, -too difficult to turn around in that high speed…


Added by Murali Murugan on June 14, 2016 at 6:10am — No Comments

Mr & Mrs Pannerselvam's Residence

It's a residence for Doctor family at Erode, Periyar District in 5500 sq.ft property.The clients are calm,green loving not partying.They love to hangout at home than going out. "Home" becomes everything for them.They wanted a simple vastu based self contained house. son and daughter are also Medical students who wanted more unwinding spaces to relieve their work and study pressures which resulted in courtyards connecting every bedroom at different levels and terrace garden at roof…


Added by Murali Murugan on August 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Dr.Arumugham's residence at Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Located at the core of Anna Nagar, Chennai this house is a fine example of contemporary flavor in architecture.

The use of green courtyards, skylights and louvers gives a feeling of enclosed openness within the house. The multilevel space with courtyards at each level, corridors and lounges brings visual connectivity between the spaces.

The stone cladding on the wall call attention to its grandness. The filtered light through the louvers makes the…


Added by Murali Murugan on July 14, 2015 at 4:46am — No Comments

Residence for Mr. Suresh and family at Blue Beach Road, Neelankarai, Chennai

A family with strong traditional belief and thoughts required the task for a equally ethnic house. With this starting notion the residence for Mr. Suresh and family was designed at Blue Beach Road, ECR, Chennai.

Lying on the outskirts of Chennai, the house harbors the sentiments of three women. A mother- daughter duo of bharatnatyam dancers and the fulfillment of the needs lead to the creation of a well designed traditional south Indian bungalow with…


Added by Murali Murugan on July 14, 2015 at 4:42am — No Comments

Residence for Mr. Jude and family at Thoraipakkam, Chennai

A modern home that refrain with the requirements, aspiration and personality of the client is what distinguishes  the residence at Thoraipakkam for Mr. Jude and family. 

The house has been designed for a join family that consists of an IT couple with their young son and elderly parents. The 5 bedroom house with inner spaces separated by nature i.e. green courtyards, small water bodies and level differences makes it only one of its kind.

The skylights provided at the ceiling…


Added by Murali Murugan on July 14, 2015 at 4:38am — No Comments

Mr sajeev kumar s residence at girugambakkam, near m.i.o.t hospital, chennai ,tamilnadu

Mr. Sajeev Kumar wanted a house for his wife ,two children and in-laws in a 1 1/2 gound site in Girgumbakkam, chennai.

Basement / Ground / Mezzanine/ First floor levels with multi green courts, water court in basement, plenty of sky lights contribute to the design solution.

Surrounded by buildings all around, in a tightly packed residential layout with a narrow 20’ wide road at the front, calls for internal playing / interacting/socializing and natural spaces.

Very unders…

Added by Murali Murugan on July 8, 2015 at 3:29am — No Comments


Located in a four ground property along the East Coast Road , 300 feet from the beach front in an area called Juhu beach. It needs to accommodate two grand parents and Mrs.&Mr.Rekha Thangappan and the two children.


 Fairly large house with an exclusive living space surrounded by an internal water court, Isolated large pooja / meditation space with a large view towards wild greenery on the rear side. Island kitchen with 2 side nature…


Added by Murali Murugan on July 8, 2015 at 3:25am — No Comments


In a one quarter ground property Mrs.&Mr.Justin wanted to build a home for the parents and the two children. They wanted to have total safety and security, greenery, and cost efficient construction. 
The design solution aims at creating an open plan, wherein the elderly mother can manage and entertain the children successfully throughout the day till Mrs.&Mr.Justin who are IT professionals come back home. There is a study…

Added by Murali Murugan on June 22, 2015 at 12:21am — No Comments

Residence for Mrs.Shanthi Priya

“Where daylight floods in

And the cool breeze blows,

Nature peeks in

And just flows.”

The house designed by Architect Murali for the young “IT couple”

Mrs. Shantipriya and Mr. Mohan, boldly voices the thought above.

“Music is liquid architecture and architecture - frozen…


Added by Murali Murugan on March 21, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Vishwaksena Vidya Vikas school

We wanted a pleasant feeling for children to experience every day. The entry plaza for V.V.V.Metric School aims to provide a sense of ‘joy’,'Celebration’, ‘Play fullness',' Cheerfulness’, ‘Happy day' feel to all those who enter / pass by / view the school.

2010 Water cascade, water body with ducks, Swan, etc, clock tower, low hung curved green entry arch / turned ways, shaded pathways covered with Pergolas, amphitheater, Temple / Meditation spaces, 1000 sq ft R.C Canopy with…


Added by Murali Murugan on March 21, 2014 at 5:49am — No Comments

Hearing Aid Centre

This 2000Sq.ft interior project has a bright and inviting colour scheme off-white, yellow and grey. The colour scheme and the use of glazed and partly glazed partitions is to create a feeling of spaciousness.

The design approach here was to go beyond rigid compartmentalized sterile interior design. The focus was exploring curvilinear forms and spaces. The curvilinear partition along the corridor leads the user to take up an interesting journey through the space.



Added by Murali Murugan on March 21, 2014 at 5:42am — No Comments

Shameel Residence

This villa at Manpakkam is formed by simple planar geometry and varying levels of Residence.

The clear defined masses and a well delineated geometry of the building gives it a grand facade and an effective system for low building maintainance too.

Status: Built

Location: Chennai, IN

My Role: Chief Architect…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 27, 2013 at 1:44am — No Comments

House for Mrs. &M Mr.Vasuki Rajagopal

This “VILLA” at Manapakkam is formed by simple planar geometry and varying levels combining office with a residence.The residence is designed for a family of five, giving a contemporary look.

The clarity were the paramount for the design mass and good integration with the landscape.

Entering the house is the foyer with the flight of steps taking to the raised living. The huge living, dining with double heights extends from front to the rear…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 27, 2013 at 1:43am — 1 Comment

Erode Crematioriums

My friend ,Dr.Saghadevan wanted to do a electric crematorium at Erode and reached us for our architectural consultancy . We, at Murali Architects , took it up as a very serious effort and did it as free cosultancy without charging.

We felt that the dead requires a better respect than the ones that is been offered at present electric crematoriums.

we created series of pyramids and mandapams on the banks of the river cauvery which will create the…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 26, 2013 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Vijaya Residential Appartments

Residential flats for Mrs.vijaya and family at Chamiers Road, boat club, Chennai.…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 26, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Arunagiri Residence

Water when combined with architecture, the interplay created by means of fluid and solid planes adds an extra dimension to the building making it extraordinary.

“THE FLOATING CUBE” at Neelangarai is a guest house Indian base American client, evolved with the idea of ‘maze and puzzle’ by means of levels and projections creating an ‘awe’ in the minds of the user.

Designed with an eye on nature and a nod to chic urban influences,the projecting balconies in…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 26, 2013 at 5:34am — No Comments

Residence for Dr.Gopu & Dr.Shanthi

Dr.Shanthi wanted to live in a peaceful and quiet place in the busy, crowded and environmentally abused industrial town , Tirupur, near Coimbatore in TamilNadu.

She along with her sister chosen two properties in a gated community for middle income group.

She wanted a house which will take care of her family needs and accommodate her parents and in laws when they become very aged.

This multi courtyard will cater to Shanthi Gopu, Dr.Gopu and their teen…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 26, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

Dr.Hariharan Residence

Abstract, geometric, angular, twisted with rough and smooth surfaces

a house that will trigger curiosity and intrigue.

House that has variations in terms of light and shade , colour, form, etc.

This residence at Indira Nagar for a family of six, contains many levels with a swimming pool at the terrace, shuttle court, sauna, jacuzzi and other facilities.

Attempt to create spaces that will serve multiple functions using…


Added by Murali Murugan on September 26, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments

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