Sunday, March 28, 2010

have u seen one of these ............ lately

Have u seen one of these lately. I mean the one on the left. Seen on  a crossroad at Havelock Town.

Monday, March 22, 2010

sevenby3 is one year old!

sevenby3 is one year old..................... Above is the first post on sevenby3.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

de silva residence, thalangama (cSLa #23)

De Silva Residence at Thalangama by Architects Nalaka and Nilakshi.
Find further information and photos here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

architecture magazines in sri lanka

Apart from Vastu, the sinhala architectural magazine edited by Sagara Jayasinghe (blogged earlier) SLIA also publish 'The Architect' edited by Peshali Perera and the refereed journal 'Built Environment' edited by Prof. Rohinton Emmanuel.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

a tree as a space

Few  urban and not so urban spaces which have been defined by this beautiful tree; royal poinciana (Delonix Regia).

Pic.1.  Traders in the shade of Royal Poincianas outside the church of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Pic. 2  Royal Poinciana against brick building in Mali.
Pic. 3  Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) in full bloom in the Florida Keys.
Pic. 4  Royal Poinciana sandwiched between two colorful buildings, offering some welcome shade.Old San Juan,  Puerto Rico.
Pic. 5  Spring in Delhi with a Gulmohar (Royal Poinciana) in full blossom.
(Photos 1,2,3 from wikimedia & Photo 4 & 5 as in links.)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

vastu, the sinhala architectural magazine

Vastu, the SLIA's sinhala architectural magazine has got a face lift. It has been republished with the intention of reaching a wider audiance, especially among the general public. Now it will be avaiable at selected super market magazine racks in a similar manner to the ' The Architect' SLIA's english architectural publication. The magazine is edited by Archt. Sagara Jayasinghe.