Villa with Wonderful Views over the Natural Landscape
By Magaly • Feb 16, 2018
This villa, designed by Isurunath Bulankulame of the architectural firm IPA Architects in 2017, is located on a narrow and elongated site measuring 265 square meters, and which is itself located between two apartment buildings, on a hill in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, with wonderful views over the historic Kandy lake. The villa measures approximately 70 feet in length and 30 feet in width. The client’s requirements demanded the maximum use of the land.
The villa has been designed as a 5 bedroom house with 5 bathrooms, a pantry, a kitchen, a living and dining room, a double garage, a maid service, a toilet, an entertainment room, and a 40 foot pool with a roof terrace which has now been further transformed to accommodate more rooms being used as a boutique hotel.
The main intention of the design has been to preserve the dazzling and unobstructed views, as well as to bring natural light and ventilation through the central core of the house to the adjacent spaces by introducing a patio. The patio has been enclosed in the upper part to prevent rain from entering the internal spaces, but also to filter the white and monochromatic light that permeates the spaces. The patio not only acts as a mechanism for cooling and bringing in natural light, but also creates a view corridor from the front of the house towards the later views of the lake and the landscape.
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