Gen. Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Horana, Sri Lanka
Situated within Horana, a developing suburb of Colombo, which offered a calmer surrounding on a higher altitude with the view of hills and paddy fields, the clients brief required a simple holiday home on this large plot located within an established residential area. The house was designed taking into consideration the location of existing mature trees. Using vernacular architectural principles, the layout showed a main block at the front to contain a Verandah and open Living / Dining area with Bedroom suites behind it. Connected to this block was a second block at the rear housing a Kitchen complete with a working hearth and chimney (a dominant feature on the elevations) and domestic helper’s quarters. Earthy materials and colours further complimented the concept.