Saturday, August 28, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

HOLCIM awards 2010 cycle

 
Holcim Awards "Next Generation" 1st prize 2008 Europe
Winner: Semini Pabodha Samarasinghe

The Holcim Awards is an international competition of the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction. The competition celebrates innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable construction projects and visions from around the globe and provides prize money of USD 2 million per three-year competition cycle.

The Holcim Awards (main) category of the competition is open to architects, planners, engineers, project owners, builders and construction firms that showcase sustainable responses to technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affective contemporary building and construction. Projects are eligible for the competition if they have reached an advanced stage of design and construction (or commercial production in the case of materials, products and construction technologies) had not started before July 1, 2010.

holcim.org

Friday, August 20, 2010

panavitiya ambalama (wayside rest), kurunegala (#7)




Panavitiya Ambalama. Kurunegala

How to get there: Take B308 (Giriulla - Kurunegala Rd) from Giriulla (ගිරිඋල්ල) towards k’gala (කුරුණෑගල) and after 12km you should come to Metiyagane School Junction (මැටියගනේ ඉස්කොල හන්දිය) and from there turn left and this road should take you to the Ambalama.
Photos by Janaka Dharmasena

Sunday, August 15, 2010

karagahagedara ambalama (wayside rest), kurunegala (#6)



Karagahagedara Ambalama
How to get there: Take B247 (Narammala - Kurunegala) Road from Narammala (නාරම්මල) towards K'gala (කුරුණෑගල) and turn left at Kalugamuwa (කලුගමුව) and travel alone for about 8km to come to Veerambugedara (වීරඹුගෙදර) Junction and again take left at that junction, follow the narrow road and you should end up at the Ambalama.
Photos at top by Waruna Gomis, Last 2 photos by JD

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

sensaal, nawala (cSLa #31)


Interior work for Sensaal, Nawala, Colombo
Architect: Shyan Kumaradas
Photos Waruna Gomis

Thursday, August 5, 2010

uggala temple (vihare & devale), balangoda (#5)






Ancient 'Uggala Aluthnuwara & Katharagama Devale (Temple & Shrine)  is situated in Imbulpe, Balangoda. Photos are from a recent visit to the temple by my mate Chinthaka Wickramage.
Here is a blog link with more information of the temple.
How to get there: To get to the Uggala Temple you have to go past the Balangoda town on Route A4 (Colombo-Wellawaya Road) and there is a small town called Imbulpe just after you pass Balangoda and there is a large masonry archway done across the road and there you have turn to the road which leads to the Devale about a kilometer interior. There are sign boards along the main road giving you the distance to the devale.
Devale is a big complex with the whole building raised about 20 feet above the surrounding area.

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Monday, August 2, 2010