Architect Palinda Kannangara designed a linear, light-filled home with integrated plant and water features for a young family in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Spaciousness, indoor-outdoor flow and nature take precedence in the house’s design, which manifests in a series of courtyards on the ground floor – the first planted with a sapodilla tree and situated adjacent to a dining area. The top floor comprises of a master bedroom and balcony, two further bedrooms and a lounge space, and a rooftop terrace provides a further dining and entertaining area. All throughout the home, timber screens filter natural light and keep the space cool. Outside, tropical plants and water features complement the raw textures and neutral color palette of this serene home, which, according to the architect, “aims at creating a continuous indoor and outdoor connection and provide a feeling of unending sense of space and greenery.”