Sri Lanka

Domus Sri Lanka May–June issue features the house that Asian modernist architect Madura Prematilake built for himself. The design of this home embodies the minimalistic principles of modernism.

Domus Sri Lanka, May–June 2017

It draws on the elements of nature for sustenance such as using an envelope of trees for protection against the heat. Another project featured is the conversion of the Fort Bazaar at Galle Fort into a luxury boutique hotel, by architect Philip Weeraratne. The architect’s role included the restoration of dilapidated wings as well as in ensuring the final result paid tribute to the original design conceived years ago.

In Confetti, Ferdinando Orgnani gets into the skin of Mario Pieroni to write “a memoir from the secret archive of a gallery owner.” In his role as Pieroni, Orgnani narrates his career from his art space in an old prison in Pescara to the gallery in Via Panisperna in Rome. Carlo Melograni, in “The Politics of Architecture”, shows how the gap between politics and architecture is causing serious damage, which is particularly evident whenever the country is faced with natural calamities. In “Sculpture and Technology” Ross Lovegrove previews his exhibition, which is not a retrospective, but the opportunity to observe his body of work and interconnect with the “exposed industrial truth.”

In “Design for the Five Senses” renowned Australian designer, Marc Newson, reveals his way of working, which is made unique by a bodily approach. The renowned Australian designer who has worked with luxury international brands through technological knowledge, wrought shapes and meticulous surface gives a strong affective and sensorial quality to the objects he designs. Feedback features Negombo, the Roman Catholic coastal town called “Little Rome” where, alongside some spectacular houses of god, are also other interesting features of architecture.

Domus Sri Lanka, May–June 2017, cover
Domus Sri Lanka, May–June 2017, cover

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