The New Sri Lankan House charts the development of private houses in the 21st century in a variety of locations around the island. Most are the work of ‘home-grown’ architects, many of whom are indebted to the influence of the island’s most famous son, Geoffrey Bawa. Through the inclusion of plans, sections and elevations, full-colour photographs and interviews with owners and architects, the author traces the evolution of residence styles in both urban and rural areas. Of paramount importance are sustainability and suitability to site and climate, topics that Powell investigates in depth. Whether you are an architect, designer or simply somebody who enjoys looking at beautiful homes, The New Sri Lankan House will both educate and entertain.
Robert Powell is a UK-based architect, city planner and writer. He was formerly Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore and is currently working on masterplanning projects in Nigeria, India and the UK. He is the author of more than 30 books on architecture includingSingapore: Architecture of a Global City(2003), Hassell: Poetic Pragmatism(2004), The Tropical Asian House(2005), The Modern Thai House(2012) and, most recently, Contemporary Houses in the Philippines(2014).
Sebastian Posingis spent most of his childhood in Sri Lanka and India and gained a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent in the UK before turning to his first love as an architectural photographer. His clients have included the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. His work has appeared in New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal.
David Robson is an architect, academic and writer. He is the Biographer of Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa having written three books about his life and works—Bawa: The Complete Works(2003), Beyond Bawa(2005) and Bawa: The Sri Lankan Gardens(2009). He is also the author of Anjalendran: An Architect of Sri Lanka(2011).
010 New Directions in Tropical Architecture in Sri Lanka Robert Powell
018 Introduction: Pioneers of House Design in Sri Lanka David Robson
026 Bawa's Legacy: The Horagolla Stables David Robson
032 Guava House| Mawanella| Architect-Ranjan Alwihare| RA Designs