Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya/ Palinda Kannangara
2A magazine has selected this project for its architectural achievements and professional concepts. Published in 2A Magazine issue# 39 Autumn 2016, First place of 2ACAA 2016, 2A Asia Architecture Award – the category of Residential, Sri Lanka
Firm: Palinda Kannangara Architects Firm Location: Sri Lanka Structural Engineer: Ranjith Wijegunasekara
Quantity Surveyor: Sunanda Gnanasiri
Landscape Architect: Varna Shashidhar
This building is located by an urban fringe compromising of marshy ground built for an architect on 2720 sqft. It is designed like a fortification sealed from colombo heat, traffic and noise of the road but once within reveals unexpected views of the marsh and is totally permea-ble to the natural setting. Double heighted volume acts as a work space whie a roof top living pavilion opens out to views of te marsh. Play of volumes creates many areas for work and leisure with materials and tectonic devices to create a cooler microclimate within the building.