Designed for a couple who commute daily from Malabe to the centre of Colombo for work, Casa De Silva is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Sri Lanka.
All the houses within the 2019 Habitus House of the Year selection are deserving in their own right. These houses, however, made quite an impact on the Habitus team with their striking façades.
Australian graduate architect Tanya Banagala lived and worked for two years in Sri Lanka; an experience that changed the way she thinks about architecture and practice.
In this lovely example of crossing cultural boundaries – the clients have combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage – materiality and openness to the outdoors evoke the characteristic design traditions of these nations.