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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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SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15 2016 Issue

In this issue light is thrown on the importance of the terrain and topography in architecture. Respect for nature was an integral part of ancient Sri Lankan architecture as well. The Water Garden Hotel in Sigiriya is a worthy modern example of this tradition. The concept of this hotel, by architect Channa Daswatte, complements the ancient landscape on which it is built both aesthetically and culturally. By accepting the historical backdrop, the architect has reimagined history.


Also included is a preview on the exhibition on responsible design that is to be held at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. In Confetti is featured an article on the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Tokyo, which goes beyond traditional design fields and focuses on the various issues presented by land use. The article on the Residential Towers in Antwerp, Belgium, will provide a valuable learning experience to our country which is seeing a rapid surge in the construction of apartment complexes, especially in and around Colombo. In Feedback read about China’s ‘legendary construction miracle’: Shanghai.


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SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 15 2016

Table of Contents


Cover: the drawing (right)
of the entrance pavilion at
the Water Garden Hotel in
Sigiriya, designed by Channa
Daswatte.


       
Author Designer   Title
BT Options
 
Respecting nature
Nicola Di Battista
Domus Italy
 
Editorial
Are you with us?
 
Confetti
Cynthia E Smith
01
Designing an America of the People, by the People and for the People
Manabu Chiba
06
Faculty of Architecture University of Tokyo
 
 
 
 
 
Projects
Keshini de Silva
Channa Daswatte
11
Water Garden, Sigiriya
 Marc Dubois
David Chipperfield Architects Michel Desvigne Paysagiste Diener & Diener Architekten Tony Fretton Architects
20
Residential Towers, Antwerp, Belgium
 
 
 
 
 
Rassegna (Display)
Centro Studi Domus
36
Systems of enclosure
 
 
 
 
 
Feedback
Shaonong Wei
41
Shaonong Wei’s Shanghai
 
 
 
 
 
Elzeviro
Federico Fellini
45
"Fellini e...l'EUR
 
47
Contributors