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exposed cement bricks form the pagoda house by chinthaka wickramage



exposed concrete brick and unfinished interiors characterize this four-bedroom residential property by sri-lanka based studio chinthaka wickramage associates. located in the suburb of nugegoda, the brief was to design a house for a couple who reluctantly moved closer to the capital of colombo in order to access the best possible education facilities for their two children.

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set on a trapezium-shaped piece of land, the project proved difficult to accommodate the request of the client who requested a four-bedroom house with gardens in the relatively small plot. the house occupies a 202-square-meter sloping site which presented a challenge to the architects who wanted to save as much land as possible for outdoor spaces.
 
 
a terraced front garden and a single level rear garden runs the length of the house. taking further cues from the plot, triangular-shaped cantilevered windows were introduced to the road side with openable louvres, giving a certain irregular ?informal? quality to the front facade. the entrance to the residence is positioned underneath a cantilevered staircase which navigates the two-story dwelling.

 
 
the use of a mono-pitched single sloping roof was designed to follow the contours of the site, conceived to give simplicity to an otherwise stepped front facade. meanwhile, the employment of double-height space is intended to visually and physically link the two levels.

 
 
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