HOLIDAY VILLAS

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

PRIVATE BUNGALOW | MATARA

The project was for the restoration, refurbishment, renovation and addition of a new block to a dated Dutch period building. This represented a new challenge to our practice which was more acquainted with a palette of modern building materials & spaces.

Our initial schematics lead us to believe that the balance between the new and the old was fundamental to the success of the design. A direct contrast between the new structure and old was explored but the final design solution was for the new block to conform to proportions and materials of the existing structure. The construction of the new was meant to reflect the importance of the existing structure that surrounded it. It did not copy verbatim.

The final outcome was a synthesis between new and old which is held together by the thread of time.

Location: Matara, Sri Lanka
Year: 2008

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

SAFFRON BEACH VILLA | HABARADUWA

The brief provided by the clients initially described a holiday home in which they would spend half of the year, it was to incorporate all the aspects of a modern holiday house but also reflect the lifestyle of the clients, both of whom could be classified as working in the Creative fields.

Our interpretation of the clients brief was that the particular lifestyle of the client could easily fit into the modified form of some of the unique vernacular structures that could be identified as Tropical. This we felt would provide the design direction that was required to differentiate between building in Sri Lanka and building in any of the other tropical countries. The character of the building would not be something foreign but would be something which evolved from the local context. The movement of the Sea formed the most prominent feature of surrounding landscape and the stillness of the horizon provided the balance. The proposed building was also to convey a sense of both movement and stillness.

The fluidity and flexibility of the design meant that the building could both act as a holiday home or a small beachside retreat for small groups of urbane young travelers.

 

Location: Habaraduwa, Galle.

Completion: 2006

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

NO1 BENTOTA

Two individual units were designed to incorporate the spectacular views of the sea on one end and the river on the other. The buildings individually are minimal and symmetrical screened by large timber doors which completely open out to induce the feel of an open pavilion along the river. 

They sit sculpturally on the site as white cubes against the lawn with only coconut trees and frangipani, the sea and the river. Cantilevered staircases lead to the private terraces above. The 75"-0" long lap pool is composed of dark hued tiles to reflect the colours of the trees and the river. The buildings frame views to the sea from inside and the river from the entrance.

Location: Bentota

Completion: September 2008

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

SERENDIPITY | KOGGALA

Villa Serendipity is a 5-bedroom luxury villa located near Koggala lake. The design is influenced by modern, vernacular architecture. The villa boasts a 20 meter long infinity pool that showcases the scenic beauty of the south coast, while ensuring access to the best beaches. 

Location: Koggala Lake

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

VILLA BARNES | TALPE

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

NINE SKIES 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

GOAT FELL TEA BUNGALOW

Goatfell bungalow is a luxurious four bedroom tea bungalow hotel, perched amongst tea bushes amidst the Concordia Estate, high up on a hill overlooking Nuwara Eliya. 

This former estate manager’s bungalow still resonates with the warmth and up country charm of a bygone era. The bungalow consists of covered verandas, log fired sitting rooms and  an infinity pool that captures the full view of the hill country.  

Location: Nuwara Eliya 

 
 

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

iSHQ VILLA | TALPE

Ishq Villa is a four bedroom luxury villa that overlooks the stunning views of Galle’s French Riviera. The design is an amalgamation of clean, simplicity with oceanic tones that results in a private villa with the comforts of a boutique hotel. The forms are placed around the central pool with stunning views focused on the sea.

Location: Talpe

Colombo, Sri Lanka

2010

VILLA ULAGALLA BY UGA ESCAPES | ANURADHAPURA

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