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Breezy Bungalow Mathugama Stands on Stilts Over the Sri Lankan Jungle

by , 01/30/14

Narein Perera, Elevated Bungalow Mathugama, Sri Lanka, on stilts, elevated refuge, fast growing bamboo, local timber, Architecture, Daylighting, Sustainable Building

Bungalow Mathugama stands between a rubber plantation and the start of a jungle in the Sri Lankan region of Kalutara. The light and opening building stands on a series of convergent steel supports located at various heights on the ground. Made from steel, timber and local fast-growing bamboo, the bungalow is topped by an A-line roof that shelters the three levels below.

Narein Perera, Elevated Bungalow Mathugama, Sri Lanka, on stilts, elevated refuge, fast growing bamboo, local timber, Architecture, Daylighting, Sustainable Building

An external stairway links all three levels of the bungalow, and each of the bedrooms has privacy while still remaining exposed to the great outdoors. Keeping tradition alive, this stunning elevated refuge pays homage to the ‘Chena watch-hut’ used by Sri Lankan farmers for watching over their crops during the night.

+ Narein Perera

Via Studio 43

Photos by Narein Perera

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  1. disam86 March 7, 2014 at 7:22 am

    superb work done by Architect Narein Perera

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