Project / 4th Quarter 2022

Inidi Twin Villas

Street view of the villas capturing fishermen going about their activities in the morning; this shows the intimate relationship between the local fishermen and the project. Image courtesy of Kolitha Perera; Robust Architecture Workshop RELATED: Private Houses, Public Good? An Architect's Perspective

Placed on a site wedged between a residential neighbourhood of an informal building fabric and a public beach used by fishermen from the same community, this building design attempts to morph socio-physical pressures from both sides: i.e., the fragmented spatial sprawl and the culture of everyday constructions on the one side, and the informal ‘publicness’ and the poetics of the coastal setting on the other side.

Thrown into this set-up are the expectations ...

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