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Staff Quarters at Ranna

This project, a staff quarters is located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka within a scrub forest, on the factory and assembly plant campus of David Peiris Motor Company. The building was designed in keeping with the low construction as well as operating costs. The building, designed like an L, has caretakers and service wing on the shorter arm of the L, while the longer arm comprises of the bedroom and service wing, situated close to an existing lake. The 6 bedrooms have been divided into two wings with three bedrooms each with an open living, dining pavilion connecting the two and opening out to a forecourt/cricket playground edged by native scrub jungle trees. The material palette has been kept simple, brick with cement plastered finish, with voids, reclaimed materials like railway sleepers for veranda paving and simple lean to roofs that catch the lake breeze negating the need for air conditioning in the common space, despite the very hot and dry conditions of the dry zone.

Location: Ranna, Sri Lanka
Site Area: 43560 sq.ft.
Built Area: 4453 sq.ft.
Design Period: 2009-2010
Completion: 2011