Kerala style of architecture is unique in India, in its striking contrast to Dravidian architecture which is normally practiced in other parts of South India. The architecture of Kerala has been influenced by Dravidian and Indian Vedic architectural science (Vaastu Shashtra) over two millennium. The architectural style has evolved from Kerala’s peculiar climate and long history of influences of its major maritime trading partners like Chinese, Arabs and Europeans.
Traditional style homes combine practicality and accessibility with a classic look. Traditional houses of Kerala build with the based on the principle of Thatchu shashtra (Science of carpentry) and Vaasthu shashtra (science of architecture and construction). Normally houses were constructed facing the east and locally available materials.