This is a four bedroom house designed for a family of three, adjacent to a main road in Dehiwala area. The building sits on a 13 perch odd shaped land. The ground floor consists of a bedroom together with other common facilities.
The client’s vision is to provide and promote opportunities for local domestic products while encouraging healthy food habits and facilitating basic needs for ordinary people.
The house is located in a congested area in Matara town. It comprises three levels with 5 bed rooms, a pool, a lift and other related facilities.
Living in an urban context is always challenging. Hence establishing a living in a very compact site with complex requirements is rather challenging architectural task. The approach of Creating a sustainable living on a limited foot print in modern language pours out much a more innovative out come from the designer.
The architect was given a challenging client’s brief of incorporating 05 bedrooms along with other amenities in to a 08 perch land. The ‘fusion’ of different materials and textures in the building bring to life an otherwise featureless neighbouring context and crammed client brief.
Commissioned for a businessman who seeks the essence of the house and its spaces he experienced at his village where he had a carefree childhood, the Mansoor house at Dehiwala was designed to capture the feeling of relaxation and freedom through integrity of spaces.
The house is designed in a way to separate public and private functions. The idea has been achieved spatially by creating several Intimate spaces that are semipublic functionally and visually scattered outdoor areas.
U House is a unique interpretation of Bauhouse and De Stijl architecture in creating an ideal nest for a modern and independent woman. Bauhouse principles are based on simplicity, sustainability, functionality and regularity.
The site is located in Lady McCallum drive, Kandy, facing the river Mahaweli. Initially it was an isolated and neglected space which was filled with garbage and the canal next to the site created many environmental issues.