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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