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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.

Domus Sri Lanka Cover

MAY 15 - JUNE 15, 2017 Issue

The May- June 2017 issue features the house that Asian modernist architect Madhura Prematilleke built for himself, and the Fort Bazaar at Galle Fort, transformed into a luxury boutique hotel by Philip Weeraratne. In Confetti Ferdinando Orgnani gets into the skin of Mario Pieroni to write “a memoir from the secret archive of a gallery owner.” Carlo Melograni, in “The Politics of Architecture”, shows how the gap between politics and architecture is causing serious damage. In “Sculpture and Technology” Ross Lovegrove previews his exhibition which is an observation of his body of work interconnecting with the “exposed industrial truth.”

In “Design for the Five Senses” renowned Australian designer Marc Newson reveals his way of working, which is made unique by a bodily approach. Feedback features Negombo, the coastal town called “Little Rome” where, alongside some spectacular houses of god, are also other interesting features of architecture.


MAY 15 - JUNE 15, 2017

Table of Contents

Cover: The sketch (right) of a door
rescued from refuse and framed
with left-over glass by architect
Madhura Prematilleke.

Author Designer   Title
BT Options
Embracing modernism
Nicola Di Battista
Domus Italy
On our profession
Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani
Memoir from the secret archive
of a gallery owner
Carlo Melograni
The politics of architecture
Ross Lovegrove
Sculpture and technology
Madhura Prematilleke
65a, architect's home
Philip Weeraratne
Fort Bazaar, Galle Fort
Marc Newson
Design for the five senses
Yomal Senerath-Yapa