In Sri Lanka, Putting the Focus on Tropical Modernism

[ New York Times ] - [ Jun 22, 2012 11:23:16 GMT ]

Walking into a house created by C. Anjalendran is a pleasure for the senses. The open design allows the tropical breezes of this South Asian island to sweep through the interior. You can hear the chirping of birds or drumming of monsoon rains, although wide overhangs protect the terrace furniture. The building’s structure frames the vistas beyond. A house designed by Mr. Anjalendran makes “me feel extraordinarily tranquil. Not a monastic tranquility — it makes you happy,” said Miles Young, global chief executive of the international advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather. [ full story ]

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