Humming tree, the creative studio based in Kerala, explores architectural quintessence by measuring projects on their impact as a rational and inclusive dialogue among context, geometry and visual expression. Understanding user needs, context and materiality as a whole, they show a considerable sensitivity to time in order to integrate the new with the already existing, highlighting the detail qualities of our projects and our environment.
Light, mid-century antiques and green enliven the main interior language of the office, where the antique finds and contemporary notes blend effortlessly with old and new dividing the space. The young founders, Mohammad Afnan and Arun Shekar always longed to transform the perfect earthy tone centric Kerala home which exudes an old-world charm to an office space, where one can feel home.
Bathed in natural light, the spacious office overlooks the lush green – blurring the lines between inside and outside. the workplace has floor-to-lintel windows with the existing sloping roof.
They added antiques into space. Many of the acquisitions have interesting stories to tell.
The San Pedro Cactus sitting near the front desk originally belonged to the Thar desert, which was handpicked and bought all the way down to south India. The 19th-century Anglo-Indian wooden stair originally belonged to the owner’s great grand father which was restored & used.
Project: Humming Tree Studio
Location: Calicut, Kerala
Project Year: 2017
Completion Period: 12 months
Total Area: 3900 Sq.ft
Photographed by: Justin Sebastin