Indian studio 3dor Concepts finished The Slab, a family home in Kerala featuring a protective facade of wooden louvres and a sizable concrete roof. Positioned on an elevated site in Taliparamba, the design maximizes landscape views, ensuring shade and privacy for the residents.

3dor Concepts designed a Kerala home enveloped in wooden louvres with a focus on utilizing breathtaking views, creating effective shade from the sun’s heat, and incorporating vegetation layers to cool the interior.

The Slab is protected by a substantial concrete roof, featuring a ground-floor veranda and a first-floor balcony, both sheltered by the roof’s overhang. The ground floor includes a double-height living and dining area that connects to the garden through sliding glass doors, with wooden shutters along the south wall for extra shade.

The house features a double-height living and dining area that connects to the garden. On the southern side, a grey-metal frame is intended for climbing plants to provide extra climate protection and shading. The design emphasizes a long reinforced concrete roof slab and large brown wooden louvred doors covering the entire front facade.

The ground floor’s enclosed northeastern side holds two bedrooms, a utility space, and the kitchen, while the first floor includes two bedrooms and a lounge space. The interiors of The Slab predominantly feature dark wood, with custom furniture designed to fit around the slender concrete columns.

Custom furniture, designed around the concrete structure, plays a central role in unifying the interiors, according to 3dor Concepts. Notable features include a floating table in the dining area, an artistic piece in the living area symbolizing the residence and its surroundings, and a custom single-flight stair providing a welcoming touch.

Dark wood is a prominent feature in the interior. 3dor Concepts, established in 2013 by architects Muhammed Jiyad CP, Ahmed Thaneem Abdul Majeed, and Muhammed Naseem M, has worked on residential projects like a Kerala house with a large locally-sourced tiled roof and the House of Ayoob characterized by curves.