Residence at Moratuwa

A single family house (built in the 80’s) in a partial state of abandonment is acquired by a new owner, who demands a new functionality and aesthetic for his family’s soon to be new home. The brief was to open plan spaces with an improved relationship to the garden, and a kitchen that could be enjoyed as a social space.

Tropical Transparency – Kaduwela

The site located in Bomiriya in sub-urban Kaduwela; is a green residential context; with a number of large canopy trees located within the site. This abundance of foliage was the design generator; creating a double height living volume contained in a steel, glass and timber envelope. The intent was to open the Living, Dining and Family Living spaces of the house to the Green of its context;

Holiday Villa – Kirindivita

The location has a tranquil ambience due to the thick, lush tropical tree growth and the water front to Aththanagalu Oya river basin; yet is only a 5 min. drive away from the busy Gampaha town and an hour’s drive from Colombo.

The compact villa with sweeping views of the waters and its shores across;

Colombo City Center

Colombo City Centre is a high-rise mixed development project at the forefront of the dynamic changes transforming Sri Lanka into one of the world’s most exciting destinations by giving Colombo a brilliant City Center. The innovative design of this iconic landmark represents the best of Sri Lanka resonating the rich cultural heritage of the city.

“Dining Terrace – Level 4”

Roof Terrace Restaurant designed atop the existing Sanora Reception Hall at Thalawathugoda; with dining and lounge seats under the night sky featuring 4th floor views of the sun set, Diyawanna, parliament and its adjacent surroundings.

The contemporary, vegetated restaurant space that sits on the roof terrace of a conventional building is an ideal outdoor location for evening group gatherings.

Robust Extents, Koswatte

The simple geometry of the robust form was devised to merge with the developing sub-urban context of Koswatte, Battaramulla. The design attempts efficient and optimum use of land, space and its construction materials; built on a 12 perch block of land bordering a bustling road on two sides; the foot print of the house is contained in under 6 perches;

The Cube, Mirigama

“The Cube” | Mirigama, Sri Lanka | Floor Area : 2900 sq.ft.

photography © gihan muthugala

Lucid Living , Katubedda

The unpretentious structure stands in contrast to the greenery that surrounds it, reflecting the nature and disposition of its proprietor. A self-made businessman who is simple and pragmatic, the compound itself is principally realized in linear expressions and uniformity. In its extent of 22 perches there is a constant feel of lucidity, enveloped in sunlight creating space animated by light and shadow.

U House, Moratuwa

U House, Moratuwa

Land extent  – 24.7 p | Built area – 4728 sq.ft  | Completed – 2013 May | Construction Period – 16 months

photography © gihan muthugala