In Conversation with Ar. Rikhina Akhil

Rikhina Akhil Architects is fast becoming a household name in the architectural scene in Kannur. Having more than 8 years of experience in the field, the principal architect of the firm, Rikhina Akhil, is constantly motivated by her passion to fulfill someone’s dream.

She did her Bachelors in Architecture from Govt Engineering College, Thrissur-2011 batch, under Calicut university. During her academics, she did her internship with Prasanth and Associates, Calicut. In 2012 she did a 2 months internship with Architect Sujith who runs SK Architects in Kannur. It was in 2013 that she started her firm, Rikhina Akhil Architects. In 2020, she received an award for the Best Built Villa in Tellicherry designed in a small plot from Ultra Tech.

“ I love working on all styles. If someone dreams about any style ,I want to deliver the exact thing”,Rikhina said. Although she loves working on residential projects, her completed projects also include renovations, interiors, commercials and auditoriums. Right now, she focuses more on residential projects as her aim is to become a well known residential architect. She says she loves to try new materials in the market which need less maintenance as most of her clients are NRIs who don’t have much time to spend on maintenance work.

Her first spark of interest towards architecture happened at a very young age when she found one elevation plan designed by an architect for her own house interesting. She tried to draw the elevation by herself and kept it in her diary giving the title, “ My aim is to become an Architect”. Her father who was a constant supporter of her dream also was a true inspiration for her.

Completing around 50 projects and currently working on 36 residential projects, Ar. Rikhina Akhil now aims to do designer projects with her husband, who is a contractor handling commercial projects, to make their works stand out giving them a signature style.

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Here is one of Ar. Rikhina Akhil’s best projects.

R.S.K Villa

The R.S.K Villa is set up in an urban context in Caltex, Kannur, belonging to a small family of two members. This home came up with a brief that directed the spaces to be functional and interactive. The plot of 5226 Sq ft is fringed by a busy road towards east and south with residential units on the north and west. To imbibe the essence of ‘Home’ a courtyard space was added between the private space and exterior porch .This improves the mood of the space by inviting natural light and air that keeps the space pleasant.

The ground floor is planned with a formal living space followed by a foyer which leads to dining ,an open kitchen and two bedrooms. The first level is planned as a private zone with a work station, living space and one bedroom.

  • Name : R.S.K Villa
  • Owner: Kiran Ravindran
  • Location : Caltex, Kannur
  • Plot Area: 12 cents (5226.72 Sqft)
  • Built up area :2600 Sqft
  • Start year :2020
  • New Construction
  • Completion year : 2021

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