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EL CROQUIS 212: Palinda Kannangara


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EL CROQUIS 212: Palinda Kannangara 2005-2021

The award-winning Sri Lankan architectural firm led by Palinda Kannangara ((> Biography) is known for an experiential architecture that hinges on simplicity and connection with the natural environment. Its work has been recognised for a personalised approach, contextual sensitivity, experimental material use, and a minimalism reflective of the Sri Lankan ethos. Started in 2005, Kannangara’s practice often works on small-scale projects which connect with the region, climate, and landscape using locally available materials and technology. This issue features twelve works, including several houses, a wellness retreat, holiday bungalows, an artist’s retreat, and staff quarters for a wind power plant.

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Veste editoriale: Softcover
Formato: 25×34
Pagine: 296
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Lingua: E-GB
Anno: 2021

ISBN: 9788412333152



The Visceral Qualities of Architecture
A Conversation with Palinda Kannangara
Holiday Bungalow in Ginigathhena
Urban Slice House
Linear House
Holiday Bungalow in Avissawella
Studio Dwelling in Rajagiriya
Staff Quarters for Wind Power Plant in Jaffna
Artists’ Retreat in Pittugala
Spinal House
Holiday Retreat in Imaduwa
Wellness Retreat in Habarana
Striated House
Vantage Villas on Glenross Estate
Small is Beautiful
The Relevance of Doing More with Less

This instalment of the magazine presents the work of the Sri Lankan architect Palinda Kannangara. In addition to presenting the most important projects and works carried out by his office throughout the last years of his career, the monograph includes a conversation with Palinda Kannangara conducted by Richard Murphy and an essay on Palinda Kannangara’s relevant architecture by Anura Ratnavibhushana