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Polwaththa House in Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka by Chinthaka Wickramage Architect

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: Chinthaka Wickramage Architect

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

A small coconut grove measuring approximately half an acre (80 Perches) overlooking a paddy field, inherited by the owner, was selected to build a house in Sub Urban Colombo. There were existing houses on the Western edge of the property with medium built up density but the Eastern side was full of mature trees including coconut trees, while Northern side overlooked a beautiful paddy field. In addition there were substantial numbers of existing mature trees present at the site boundaries, giving it almost a ‘semi wilderness’. Challenges for the architects were to build a four bedroomed house overlooking this wonderful future garden saving many existing trees as possible.

Image Courtesy © Eresh Weerasuriya

Image Courtesy © Eresh Weerasuriya

  • Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Architect
  • Project: Polwaththa House
  • Location: Pannipitiya, Sri Lanka
  • Photography: Eresh Weerasuriya
  • Project Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage, Nileeka Senerath
  • Architectural Assistants: Thushara Sampath Ajith Kumara, Anushka Iththapana, Kasun Wijesinghe, Raveen Mathugama, Asiri Susith
  • Structural Engineer: Prasantha Pieris
  • Actual Cost of Residence: US $ : 125,000/
  • Year of Completion: 2014

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96 Iconic Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Architect Reza Kabul

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Architect Reza Kabul 

96 Iconic Tower is a structure dedicated to the winners of 1996 Cricket World Cup. The building facade is designed with a ball balanced between four bats to commemorate the achievements of the Sri Lankan cricketers with signature residential along with Indoor Cricket Facility, Hall of Fame, Museum, observatory and Specialty Restaurant. The team has selected Colombo as the location for this project. The mixed-use project is an amalgamation of residential units with retail outlets and public space.

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

  • Architects: Architect Reza Kabul 
  • Project: 96 Iconic Tower
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Type: Mixed Use
  • Height: 363 meters
  • Developer: Shreepati Group

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ENIGMA in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Narein Perera

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Article source: Narein Perera

The form of the house is primarily generated in creating the concept of an “Enigma” in the mind of the person entering. Guided by intermediate open spaces, the entrance court, the pool, subsequently arriving at the main volume of the living room where the climax of the ‘hidden’ garden is fully experienced. The entrance court envisioned as a part of the street on which the 20perch site forms the end block, defined by the continued building lines of the adjoining plots, the random rubble vertical envelope and pergola horizontal plane,  serve to contain, pause, experience the powerful shadows the sun paints, overwhelm, announcing arrival.

Image Courtesy © Dilshan weeraratne

Image Courtesy © Dilshan weeraratne

  • Architects: Narein Perera
  • Project: ENIGMA
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Photography: Dilshan weeraratne, Malaka weligodapola
  • Software used: Autodesk, AutoCAD
  • Structural engineer: Keerthi ratnayake

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Nisala Villa in Kandy, Sri Lanka by Nath Rankothge & Associates

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Article source: Nath Rankothge & Associates

Nisala Villa is a fusion of vernacular and contemporary, Sri Lankan and Western sensibilities. Located along the village high road in the countryside of Kandy, a UNESCO world heritage city, the villa aims to respond to the rich architectural and cultural heritage, tropical mountain landscape and climate.

The design is an exercise in abstraction and simplicity, inspired by Sri Lankan ‘up-country’ living and ancient kingdoms, utilizing locally sourced vernacular materials and building traditions.

Image Courtesy © Ajantha Ranaweera

Image Courtesy © Ajantha Ranaweera

  • Architects: Nath Rankothge & Associates
  • Project: Nisala Villa
  • Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Photography: Ajantha Ranaweera
  • Construction Management: Lal Rankothge & Nath Rankothge
  • Structural Engineer: Sam Samarasinghe
  • Time frame: February 2012 – June 2014
  • Project Size: GFA = 210sqm, Built Area (Including External Terraces) = 282.5sqm, Site Area = 440sqm
  • Film: RehanMudannayake (Odyssey)

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Fernando House in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka by D plus architects

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: D plus architects

This house is located in a sub-urban area 1.5Km from Moratuwa City. Foot print is about 4200 sq.ft.

‘Court Yard House’ Residence for Fernando Family at Moratuwa

IT is a strong belief of the architect; that architecture is there to capture the ‘moods’…. ‘Moods’ that are pronounced by the lifestyle of the users of space; ‘moods’ that are dictated by the surroundings on which the building is to be erected… ‘Moods’ that last the lifespan of the building. Thus the design defies the boundaries of ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’; and instead concentrates on a language to reflect the ‘real’ ‘moods’ noticed by the architect, on their merits.

Image Courtesy © D plus architects

Image Courtesy © D plus architects

  • Architects: D plus architects
  • Project: Fernando House
  • Location: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

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Krrish Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Maison Edouard François

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: Maison Edouard François

In the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, a lot surrounds a historic British-colonial building. In this country, density is not limited and the program quickly takes on an exceptional scale: 450,000 m² are planned for offices, apartments, a hotel, a cinema, and a commercial center. The challenge becomes how to successfully create such a massive program adjacent to a historic monument.

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: Krrish Square
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • PROGRAM 3 towers: residential, commercial and office spaces, luxury hotel
  • Client: Krrish Group TEAM Maison Edouard François + Maison Edouard François India
  • SURFACE: 450 000 M²
  • Schedule: 2013
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D Studio Max and Rhinoceros

Ajantha Ravi House in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka by Architect Pradeep Chandrakumara Fernando

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Article source: D PLus Architects

Three Storied house located in Moratuwa completed in January 2012. A dwelling amidst a busy context that was designed to differentiate the internal space from its busy surrounding to create a serene space within.A minimalistic architectural language used to create the tranquility and to provide an effective hideaway from the hectic lifestyle of the owner.

Exterior View Front : Image courtesy Prabashwara 

Jayampathi Aluvihare House in Kandy, Sri Lanka by Jeeva & Channa Horombuwa Architects

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Article source: Jeeva & Channa Horombuwa Architects

Set on a sloping land overlooking the Historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, across the Kandy Lake, the owner, Jayampathi Aluvihare and his family enjoy the luxury of a unique house on a prestigious location in Kandy. The panoramic view has become the main influence on the design while the topography of the land and the height restrictions, imposed by the local authority has provided enough constraints for the design process.

Jayampathi Aluvihare House

  • Architects: Jeeva & Channa Horombuwa Architects
  • Project: Jayampathi Aluvihare House
  • Location: Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Software used: AUTOCAD software but without any 3D generation/ model making; purely based on visualization

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Vijitha & Lalith Lokuge House in Sri Lanka by Channa Horombuwa

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source:  Channa Horombuwa

This three storied, seven bedroom house, owned by Vijitha & Lalith Lokuge sits on a 23 perch land facing Abeyratne Mawatha in Boralesgamuwa. The owner being very fond of adopting modern technology into his day to day activities wanted the Architect to design a spacious, modern house to capture lot of day light into its interior.

Image Courtesy Channa Horombuwa

  • Architects: Channa Horombuwa
  • Project: Vijitha & Lalith Lokuge House
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Software used: AutoCAD

 

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Holiday Cabana in Maduru Oya, Sri Lanka by Damith Premathilake designed using SketchUp

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Holiday Cabana at Maduru Oya

The architect handled the renovation project at ‘Maduru Oya’ Army Camp where the training school for Special Forces of the Sri Lankan army is located. The camp is surrounded by jungle and faces the lake front of Maduru Oya.

Night View

  • Principal Architect : Damith Premathilake
  • Name of Project: Holiday Cabana
  • Location: Maduru Oya, Sri Lanka
  • The total Project area : 1050 Sq.ft
  • Project Period : Four months
  • Project completion date : January 2010
  • Client : Lieutenant Colonel Chandimal Peiris (SF Camp – Maduru Oya)
  • Photographers : Logan MacDaugall Pope, Damith Premathilake
  • Software used: Architectural Sketch-Up to do the 3D images and rendering

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