Last updated at 12:09 on Thursday, 29 August 2013
by George Sell
Boutique Hotel News editor
Sri Lanka to get eco friendly shipping container resort
Sri Lanka: Architect Damith Premathilake has been hired to design an extension to the Templeberg Villa, made from shipping containers.
Templeberg Villa, is a five acre jungle property, perched near
Galle in southern Sri Lanka. The boutique home-stay offers guests a
master suite, three double rooms, and a double room hideaway
bungalow, furnished with four poster beds and period furniture. The
resort is also a working coconut plantation.
The new project, which will incorporate shipping containers, will "blend interiors and exteriors, old and new, public and private using modern and eco-friendly materials. Cantilevered structures, draped over 200 year old hand-cut stone walls, will meld beautifully with the lush, surrounding landscape". It will consist of a series of two-bedroom 160 square metre pool chalets situated on secluded slopes throughout the property.
Damith Premathilake, of Damith Premathilake Associates, said: "The resort will be designed to integrate naturally into the hillside contours and forest surroundings with an environmentally sensitive, contemporary and respectful architectural style showcasing the location's striking natural attributes. It's important to myself and the villa's owners that the shipping container project incorporates and show cases sustainable practices and indigenous materials wherever possible, with ample use of recycled materials."
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