NILAVELLI  |  MATARA

The stunning nature of the site was the main inspiration and led to the key design ideals of the project. The development would exist as one with it’s natural environment which is a part of a vast and interesting ecosystem, moving forward to compliment it’s surroundings and uplift it. 

The resort consists of a collection of 60 stunning Island homes and 50 Resort Chalets in Nilaveli the east coast of Sri Lanka. The 26 acre private resort, on the Indian Ocean is surrounded by lush greenery, thick vegetation and waterways, offering a breathtaking coastal retreat all year round. 

The 60 spacious villas come in 3 and 4 bedroom layouts featuring expansive gardens, light filled interiors, parking and a private swimming pool. The living and dining rooms blur the line between indoor and outdoor space, while offering complete privacy. 

Contemporary architecture acts as a striking counterpoint to the lush and colorful plant life surrounding the architecture, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in another world. 

Unmatched, five star living, with state of the art fitness center, yoga pavilions and luxury spas. Escape the ordinary, in eco-chic, beachfront chalets and villas that combine the best of island life, golfing, special types of water activities such as snorkeling, whale/dolphin watching 


 

The internal spaces all open out towards sea and the verandas and walkways create a transition space which blurs the line between in and out. The two main pavilions accentuate the center of the property while the rooms and standalone suites hug the inward periphery of the land. This layout was used to provide maximum privacy to the guests as well as create informal spaces between rooms which had lush tropical planting and provided intermediate points of rest & interest. The totality of the design seeks to capture a simplicity of form which is subtle and timeless, from which the natural beauty of the site can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Location: Nilaveli, Sri Lanka

Status: Proposal