Palinda Kannangara 2005-2021 ( El Croquis #212)
The visceral qualities of architecture
El Croquis, 2021
The award-winning Sri Lankan architectural firm led by Palinda Kannangara is known for an experiential architecture that hinges on simplicity and connection with the natural environment. Its work has been recognised for a personalised approach, contextual sensitivity, experimental material use, and a minimalism reflective of the Sri Lankan ethos.
Started in 2005, Kannangara’s practice often works on small-scale projects which connect with the region, climate, and landscape using locally available materials and technology. This issue of El Croquis features twelve works, including several houses, a wellness retreat, holiday bungalows, an artist’s retreat, and staff quarters for a wind power plant.