Located in Habarana, a hot, dry region of Sri Lanka, near the beauty of the majestic Sigiriya landscape citadel with its boulder and water gardens and on the edge of the bio-diverse Habarana Lake. Set on a 4.6 acre site surrounded by a rangeland forest and edged by a steam, this property is an eight-room boutique hotel with two additional villas, all of which have panoramic views of the paddy and the wilderness. The property has been conceptualized as a space for wellness; for the restoration of the mind, body and soul. The design draws from the quiet beauty of the region’s monastic landscapes.
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Commissioned by ‘El Croquis’ publishers:
El Croquis N. 212 Palinda Kannangara
Palinda Kannangara (born 1970, Kolonnawa, Sri Lanka) has a background in mathematics and architecture. He majored in mathematics for his BSc (1996), however his primary calling was elsewhere. In 1994, he joined a study course conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. As a student, he trained under Sri Lankan modernist architect Anura Rathnavibushana, who had worked with Geoffrey Bawa for 16 years. He established an independent practice in 2005, a year after receiving his Charter. His studio is now located in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka. Palinda Kannangara Architects is an award-winning Sri Lankan architecture firm known for its experiential architecture that hinges on simplicity and connection with the natural environment. The firm’s work has been recognized for its contextual sensitivity, experimental use of materials and a minimalism that reflects the Sri Lankan ethos.
Semi-hard cover – 372 pages
24 x 34 cm – 2,5 Kg