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Permeable House, Sri Jayewardenepura

Located in a cultural significant location (close to the Sri Lankan Parliament, Memorial, greens and park) in Sri Jayewardenepura, this family home (on 14 perches) is designed for a Doctor’s family. This home is a linear building bounded peripherally by gardens. The entire building is permeable to this garden experience, with extends the feeling of the park into the home. The bedroom and living areas of the building has double screens and fenestrations that can be modulated to allow for a continued connection with the exterior, creating a building of openness and light (when desired) and at other times can be closed to create privacy and shade. The architecture of the Parliament has led to the creation of stringent building regulations that regulate the character of all the buildings in the area. This crafted residence embraces these regulatory challenges while innovating with tectonics to create a functional family home.

Design Period- 2013-2014,
Completion - 2016 Structural Engineer - R.Wijegunasekara
Landscape Architect: Varna Shashidhar
Photographs - Sebastian Posingis