A house built for retirement was the brief.
Designed and project managed on site, utilising local trade and materials, a house was constructed within 5 months in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) an island south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches.
The house was built using interlocking earth compressed bricks, to allow the walls to breath and prevent heat being trapped. The orientation, verandahs, high ceilings and cross ventilation mitigate the need for air conditioning in a highly tropical, humid landscape.
Everything from the kitchen work surfaces to handles on doors were a bespoke design.
Having respect and embedding ones self in the local culture was the best way to make sure the outcome sat well within the community and place.