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The Architect

July 2010

“A Dance with Space”

The building presently housing the Ports and Aviation Ministry Offices was a listed 19th Century British Colonial Building of the Edwardian era. It was known as the “Custom House Building” and had undergone several stages of refurbishing and was in a severely dilapidated condition. In order to serve its present purpose Archt Nela De Zoysa took on the task of first restoring the building and thereafter wholly refurbishing its interior complete with modern amenities to serve the Ministry’s functions and restore the heritage building to its former glory. Read more

April 2011

The Urban Jewel

The concept of ‘Sen-Saal’ began seven years ago when a well-established and reputed baker from Kurunegala decided to ‘sell bread in style’ – baking and serving food with a corporate identity. In the search for a suitable identity in terms of colour and logo, the flame set against a black background – the ‘SenSaal flame’ – was conceived by Archt Shayan Kumaradas. While the is flame perceived as spiritual, warm and furthermore, apt for baking and food, the Architect visualised the black setting as that which would highlight the food much like jewellery set on plain dark velveteen. Read more

January 2011

A Home of Contemporary Nostalgia

Archt. Prasanna Jayalath has ventured to create living spaces that reflected the charms of the olden day manor house intermingling with congruent nuances of the contemporary in his design for the Pathiraja House. The house sits at a high elevation on the Kegalle-Polgahawela road. It’s located in a serene locality facing a temple directly across the way. Read more