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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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MAY 15 - JUNE 15 2016 Issue

This issue of Domus throws light on the work of Panini Tennakoon, an architect who has received scant recognition though he created many unique national landmarks. In Feedback we travel to the mediaeval Yapahuwa kingdom and its effect on later architecture of Sri Lanka. Also featured is a unique private villa by the Koggala Lake, built alongside nature with a soupcon of colonial architecture by Philip Weeraratne. Read also about Wang Shu's journey to establish a school of design in Hangzhou, China, about the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and other interesting features.


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MAY 15 - JUNE 15 2016

Table of Contents


Cover: A sketch (right) of the
low cost house designed for
rural areas by architect Panini
Tennekoon in 1990.

       
Author Designer   Title
BT Options
 
Inspired by the old
Nicola Di Battista,
Domus Italy
 
Editorial
A gift to Milan
 
 
 
 
Confetti
Keshini de Silva
01
Panini Tennekoon: a forgotten legacy
Wang Shu
09
The beginning of design
Tine Kjølsen
12
School of Design, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Manolo De Giorgi
18
Brazilian design: a native flavour
 
 
 
 
 
Projects
Philip Weeraratne
21
Villa Serendipity, Kathaluwa
 
Kaan Architecten
28
The Supreme Court of The Netherlands, The Hague
Alberto Campo Baeza
Alberto Morell
40
The Dalton House, Kenya
 
 
 
 
 
Rassegna (Display)
Centro Studi
50
Furniture
 
 
 
 
 
Feedback
Yomal Senerath-Yapa
55
Architecture of Yapahuwa and its influence
 
 
 
 
 
Elzeviro
Giulio Giorello
61
The cathedral and the ship
 
63
Contributors