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.

                 
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