Matale Holiday Retreat / Thisara Thanapathy AssociatesSave this projectSaveMatale Holiday Retreat / Thisara Thanapathy Associates Projects Save this picture!© Waruna Gomis+ 31 Share Sri Lanka 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798068/matale-holiday-retreat-thisara-thanapathy-associates Clipboard Architects: Thisara Thanapathy Associates Area Area of this architecture project Matale Holiday Retreat / Thisara Thanapathy Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798068/matale-holiday-retreat-thisara-thanapathy-associates Clipboard Area: 1725 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: Guardian Glass, Jat, MetroofStructural Engineer:Wasantha ChandrathilakeCivil Contractor:SunilClient:Sanjeewa MaddumageArchitect In Charge:Thisara ThanapathyAssisting Architect:Nadun SaputhanthriCity:MataleCountry:Sri LankaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Waruna GomisRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The building is positioned to create an immense enclosure of space between the building and encircling crescent of mountains across the valley.Save this picture!© Waruna GomisThe building is linear in form. It does not dominate the landscape, but tries to be a gentle noticeable part of it. This thin form does minimum damage to the vegetation, while allowing the sun and rain to fall on the ground. All this minimizes the damage to the ecology. By being on pillars it allows the breezes to cool the building. Timber grills used on either side of the upper level bedrooms provides ample natural ventilation. A thin metal roof with its long eaves, shades the building.Save this picture!© Waruna GomisSalvaged materials are used for the building. These salvaged materials had been purchased prior to designing the building. Steel and timber grills were salvaged from a demolished factory.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!First Floor PlanThe decks are out of salvaged railway sleepers. Rest of the timber was purchased from the locality. There are only two main masonry walls, except the peripheral walls of the toilets.Save this picture!© Waruna GomisThe building is approached via a long walkway by the side of an elongated wall. At the end of the long walkway begins a viewing deck which is perpendicular to it. This viewing deck is pierced through the building and is in the center of the vast space between the mountain range and the building enabling the user to fully experience it. This viewing deck is orientated towards a patch of paddy field, which is a significant feature of this landscape.Save this picture!ElevationWhile the building tries to capture different views from the dinning room and the bed rooms, it is the extreme end of the significant deck that provides the dramatic experience of an encompassing space defined by the mountain range and the building.Save this picture!© Waruna GomisProject gallerySee allShow lessSolid Concrete Studio + Gallery / ASWASelected ProjectsReturning Hut / FM.X Interior DesignSelected Projects Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeThisara Thanapathy AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMataleMathaleSri LankaPublished on October 26, 2016Cite: “Matale Holiday Retreat / Thisara Thanapathy Associates” 25 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.