Chathurika Kulasinghe Features a Simple House Typical of Curved Countryside

Syifa Aisha Arashi | Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Located in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Horahena, Sri Lanka, this residence shows the minimalist character of the countryside. Consists of two floors with characteristic walls that jut inward with exposed brick material. The house is designed for young couples who want the house as a private space away from their daily work. With client desires and budget constraints, architect Chathurika Kulasinghe created a closed house equipped with a garden in it and open space on this small house.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika Kulasinghe
The living area of the Cul-de-sac house was designed by Chathurika Kulasinghe.

The house located at this dead-end is known as Cul-de-sac. The ground floor accommodates the living and dining areas designed in an open area with the shape of the curved room following the shape of the ground. Gardens designed on both sides of the dining room and living room create the illusion of a wider-looking space as if the garden were part of a closed environment. In addition, there is a bedroom and kitchen, both of which have a green courtyard adjoining.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika Kulasinghe
The living and dining rooms are situated in one spot which separates from the private area of the house.

Powered by stairs, the top floor houses the master bedroom which has access to an outdoor terrace with green natural views of the estate that surrounds the Cul-de-sac house. This terrace is also a roof hovering over the living and dining rooms. The high and sloping roof combines with simplicity on brick walls and natural wooden furniture, creating a comfortable atmosphere in the bedroom.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika KulasingheKitchen and service area.

This building with exposed brick walls and exposed cement creates simplicity and warmth in the Cul-de-sac house. The warmth in the house is supported by white plaster walls that are used to give the impression of a large space, but still, maintain a simple architecture and meet the client's wishes. The touch of color elements applied to the Cul-de-sac house makes the atmosphere of the space come alive amid this simple architecture.

"Cul-de-sac is a secluded paradise with contemporary characters for young couples with busy schedules," says Chathurika Kulasinghe.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika KulasingheThe upstairs bedroom.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika Kulasinghe
The ground floor bedroom.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika Kulasinghe
Context diagram of the Cul-de-sac house.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika Kulasinghe
Ground floor plan.

Cul-de-sac house by Chathurika Kulasinghe
First-floor plan.


Project Information

Office Name :
Chathurika Kulasinghe
Project Location :
Horahena, Sri Lanka
Completion year :
Photographer Name :
Ramitha Watareka Photography
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