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The first international publication to arrive in Sri Lanka, Domus was founded in 1928 by architect Gio Ponti in Italy. Today it has expanded its presence to China, Russia, India, Central America, Mexico, Germany and
Sri Lanka and has earned repute as ‘the international point of reference for architecture, design and urbanism. Domus Sri Lanka is published under license from Editoriale Domus in Italy who oversees and approves the content and all aspects related to the magazine. The Magazine delves into the world of architecture and design where design approaches, distinctive elements and latest advancements in the field are brought to the reader’s attention. It provides a wealth of knowledge in particular for architects, designers, students and professionals.

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JUNE 15 - JULY 15 2016 Issue

The issue for the months of June and July explores the architectural value and history of Mount Lavinia Hotel, the brainchild of Governor Sir Thomas Maitland (1805-1811). It also features a historically important location in Sri Lanka full of structural grandeur: Mihintale. In confetti you will come across many interesting features such as the one on Tippet Rise Art Centre in Montana US designed by Ensamble Studio, where new concepts are constantly born in the field of arts and architecture. Gain insight into aspects of contemporary design by reading through the many other articles.


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JUNE 15 - JULY 15 2016

Table of Contents


Cover: Artist’s impression (right)
of Mount Lavinia House on
Lihiniyagala promontory with
barracks below, mid19th Century

       
Author Designer   Title
BT Options
 
Community and buildings
Nicola Di Battista,
Domus Italy
 
Editorial
Time to act
 
 
 
 
Confetti
Toti Carpentieri
Mimmo Paladino
01
A story of numbers and the baroque
Kenya Hara
06
Subtle delicate or infinitesimal
Richard Blythe
10
School of Architecture and Design RMIT University, Melbourne
Pierre-Alain Croset
16
Kenneth Frampton: lessons on authentic modernity
Antón García-Abril,
Débora Mesa
Ensamble Studio
20
Tippet Rise Art Centre, Fishtail
Renato Rizzi
24
Bildung – Building
 
 
 
 
 
Projects
Richard Boyle
27
The architectural legacy of
Mount Lavinia Hotel
 
Francesco Venezia
34
Exhibition design in the Palestra Grande in the Pompeii archaeological site
Sergison Bates Architects
44
Suburban Housing, Aldershot,
Great Britain
 
 
 
 
 
Rassegna (Display)
Centro Studi
54
Bathroom
 
 
 
 
 
Feedback
Yomal Senerath-Yapa
59
Mihintale
 
 
 
 
 
Elzeviro
Domenico De Masi
65
The Paviour, the Sower, the Genius
 
67
Contributors