© 2018 by Kumi Wickramanayake.

The Boat House

The Diyawanna Oya waterfront area has been seeing increased amounts of activity and liveliness since the recent developments in the area. The site assigned for the studio was located in one of the waterfront lots, with direct access to the lake as well as the existing vehicle and pedestrian pathways. The Challenge was to design a boat house that would act as a recreational hub for the area, focusing mainly on water sports such as kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding etc. Formal inspiration for the building came from the wave formations  in water. The fluidity of water was not only represented in the building form but also through material usage.