In the last couple of weeks, an image of a Maruti Swift parked on top of a house in Kerala has gone viral. We have seen several social media posts in the last one week and here we have a story behind how the Maruti Suzuki Swift actually ended up on the roof. As we already know this is not actually a Maruti Swift but a model that an artist built on top of a roof using regular construction materials.
The house on which this Maruti Suzuki Swift model is placed is located in Kannur, Kerala. The house belongs to Prasoon Maithri, who is a police officer working in AR Camp, Kasaragod. Just like many of us, Prasoon Maithri had also dreamt of building a dream home for him and his family. For this, they bought a piece of land and started the work last year.
Mr. Prasoon Maithri had some experience in the construction field and many elements in this house are actually his idea. The Maruti Swift on the roof was one such idea. Initially, when the plan for the house was created, it did not have chimney on the roof. It was included later and when it was finished, Prasoon and his family where not happy with it. First it was not looking good and was not going with the overall look of the house. Second problem were the white walls. The smoke from kitchen coming out from the chimney will directly hit the wall and it will all turn black due to smoke in no time.
The Swift actually made to resolve the problem that the chimney had created. The car model on the roof was meant to save the walls. As Prasoon Maithri is a police officer, he initially had thought of building a Police Jeep on the roof. He also talked about the same to his superiors. They advised him no to build a police jeep model as it might lead to legal issues in future. He then finalised Maruti Swift model which is actually a very popular mid-size hatchback in Indian market.
He approached a sculptor named Rajeev and he is the man behind this Maruti Swift shaped chimney. The sculptor used mesh and iron rods for making the structure of this Swift hatchbacks. He took measurement from an actual Swift for this purpose. The sculptor used cement, sand to plaster the structure to create Swift model. The car model that Rajeev built on the roof is 12 feet long, 5 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
The car is actually built in such a way that, it acts a shield between the chimney and the wall. The smoke rising through the kitchen rises through the chimney and escapes through the space left between the tyres. No one would actually notice the smoke passing by as well. The artist had gone for the pre-facelift model and not the current version. The sculptor has done a great job in creating Swift model. From a distance, it looks like an actual Swift parked on the roof.
via: Manorama online