In Conversation / 3rd Quarter 2019

In Conversation with Palinda Kannangara

by Candice Lim

Today, Palinda Kannangara Architects (PKA) is an award-winning firm known for experiential architecture that hinges on simplicity and connection with the natural environment. The practice has been recognised for its contextual sensitivity, experimental material use and minimalism reflective of the Sri Lankan ethos; the design and working process are always deeply connected to the site.

PKA has received several prestigious awards over the years; more recently it has been awarded first prize in the 2A Awards Asia (residential category in 2016 and 2017); merit award from AZURE Canada (2017); and first prize in the residential category in the Geoffrey Bawa Awards (2017). Their recent work Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya (published in FuturArc’s Residential Nov-Dec
2016 issue) was on the shortlist for the RIBA International Prize 2018.

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