Proposed compact duplex house for Mr.Balaji at Selaiyur. Compact doesn’t mean less space. In this case the client preferred more open space for landscape and little for comfortable living. The ground floor accommodates a spacious hall/dining, sizable bed room, a kitchen and also a small room for prayers. The first floor has a central lobby connecting bed, study and terrace. The most interesting element is the spiral stair from the first floor terrace leading to the first floor roof.