RESTING IN NATURE
The Ideal Home and Garden - India|October 2020
A dwelling that perfectly showcases serenity and tranquility, this family retreat at Malabe in Sri Lanka by Palinda Kannangara Architects is an aesthetic revelation that soothes the soul!
Yukti Kasera

The idea of biophilia masterfully backed by flawless architecture is what this family retreat conveys. Located close to paddy fields and framed by distant woodland, this renovation project and second home on 30 perches (760 sq m) of land has been conceived of as a homely haven for a retired couple (a Buddhist philosopher and his wife) who had spent a significant part of their life in a Colombo city house. They desired a tranquil space, away from the hectic bustles of cities and that would enable them to live in the lap to nature, breathing in the greens. Wisely curated for the owners to pursue their individual passions for gardening and writing, the retreat looks magnificently abundant with natural aesthetics.

PROJECT DETAILS:

ARCHITECT: PALINDA KANNANGARA

FIRM: PALINDA KANNANGARA ARCHITECTS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT VARNA SHASHIDHAR, VSLA SITE AREA: 760 SQ M

TOTAL BUILT AREA: 302.3 SQ M

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