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Concrete, Tropical Modernism

Project timeline

1952 – 1954


Private House

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5th Lane, Colpetty
Sri Lanka

Current state


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Article last edited by Bostjan on
September 11th, 2019

Asoka Amarasinghe House I Change this

Colombo, Sri Lanka
by Minnette de Silva Change this

Traditional habits and forms of relaxation still exist, ...

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The first Amerasinghe House was planned around a central court or midula and achieved a flow of space – and air – between interior and exterior. Solid walls were emphasised with the use of rough stone and kabook and the sliding glass screens were divided by a framework of coconut wood. The house was demolished in 2011.



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