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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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NOVEMBER 15 - DECEMBER 15, 2017 Issue

This issue looks at Enzo Cucchi’s Fountain of the Two Suns installed at the port of Ancona. A meticulously crafted work of functional art utilising, with a sense of modesty and discretion, a setting that is in daily operation, thereby combining aesthetic appeal with practicality.

The other project featured this month is the People’s Leasing and Finance office building on Havelock Road in Colombo. It combines multifarious structural elements with environmentally-friendly features; and has created a warm and elegant interior ambience that is friendly and welcoming to customers while affording the necessary privacy to staff.

Teaching of Architecture in Europe is spotlighted under Confetti, an analysis by Spanish architect Francisco Mangado looking into the teaching and practice of architecture, a reflection of the society we live in. A Way of Working explores Giulio Iacchetti’s work and his belief that “good design is an act of disobedience and that a designer’s duty is to give objects dignity”.

Feedback trains its focus on the architecture of Moratuwa, a coastal suburb of Colombo that showcases its heritage of buildings that feature diverse influences.


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NOV 15 - DEC 15, 2017

Table of Contents


Cover: Elevation drawing (right)
of the People's Leasing and Finance
property on Havelock Road, Colombo
designed by The Design Group Five
International.

       
Author Designer   Title
BT Options
 
Subtlety of Architecture
Nicola Di Battista
Domus Italy
 
Now we can
 
Confetti
Giulio Iacchetti
01
A way of working
Francisco Mangado
04
Teaching architecture in Europe
 
 
 
 
 
Projects
Nadeera Jayasinghe
The Design Group Five International
07
PLC Havelock Road, Colombo
Francesco Merlo
Enzo Cucchi
14
Fountain of the Two Suns, Ancona
 
 
 
 
 
Feedback
Kulanthi Silva
  20
Moratuwa
 
 
 
23
Contributors