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;

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