Family Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects Year:  Photographs:  Sebastian Posingis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Family Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFamily Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara Architects Sri Lanka CopyHouses•Malabe, Sri Lanka Architects: Palinda Kannangara Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  760 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sebastian Posingis+ 9 Sharecenter_img 2014 “COPY” CopyAbout this officePalinda Kannangara ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalabeSri LankaPublished on August 23, 2016Cite: “Family Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara Architects” 22 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?家庭田园住宅/Palinda Kannangara建筑师事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Presstona, Raux Brothers and Lee furnitureQuantity Surveyor:Sunanda GnanasiriLandscape Architect:Varna ShashidharCity:MalabeCountry:Sri LankaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian PosingisText description provided by the architects. Located close to paddy fields and fringed by distant woodland this second home on 30 perches ( 760 sqm)  has been conceived of as a retreat for a couple who had spent a significant part of their life in a Colombo city house and desired for a tranquil space away from the hectic bustle of the city and that would enable them to live in close proximity to nature. This retreat provides a space for the owners to pursue their individual passions for gardening and writing. The owner is a scholar of Buddhist Philosophy and is working on a book. Save this picture!© Sebastian PosingisSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Sebastian PosingisThe old building was a neglected 1980’s house with limited ventilation, dark interiors and no connections to the paddy landscape that surrounded the house. The new building kept the structure of the old, while reorganizing to maximize views, opening out to allow light and to integrate the built with the landscape.  The existing levels were retained and made use of. The new house is built on the same footprint as the old. The foreground to the existing structure too was retained along with the marvelous canopy trees that were on the site (all saved), and a new living and service block was added, interior layout was revised with the requirements of the clients.  Save this picture!© Sebastian PosingisThe lower level which overlooks paddy fields contains the living dining spaces, a pantry, a study and master bedroom separated from the service block through a paved courtyard (which accommodates informal dining). The upper level has a family /tv lounge extending into a verandah that overlooks the large garden, canopy trees, lily pond, bamboo groves and apart from a bedroom replete with a balcony that projects into the trees. Save this picture!SectionThe entire house is passively ventilated, serene courtyards, pond, green roofs and green wall (with native ferns and mosses), and large canopy trees all ensure cool microclimate within this house. And green roof over the utility area planted with native plants attracts biodiversity and captures storm water. Save this picture!© Sebastian PosingisLocally available materials, including a combination of reclaimed and custom designed were used. A simple but tactile material palette was adopted and the colors and textures of the architecture blend into the environment of the canopy trees and the paddy fields.Save this picture!© Sebastian PosingisProject gallerySee allShow lessZhengtong BMW Museum, Beijing / CrossboundariesSelected ProjectsKim Boi Bamboo Restaurant / Tran Ba TiepSelected Projects Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Family Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara Architectslast_img