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STAFF QUARTERS AT RANNA

This project, a staff quarters for DPMC (David Peiris Motor Company) is located in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. It accommodates the executive staff of the David Peiris Motor Company adjoining their newly built factory complex and assembly plant. The staff quarters have been located close to an existing lake within a thickly vegetated scrub forest. One of the primary factors was a very small construction budget. The building has been kept low rise in response to the context and the tight budget. Mostly passive cooling techniques have been used throughout the project.

Deep verandahs provide shade from the harsh sun as well as rain. The verandah also provides options for the staff to spend their leisure time, watching television, socializing and relaxing. The garden has a native ground cover, to allow for cricket and other outdoor recreational activities. The building completely blends with the scrub jungle environment of Ranna.