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By Anoma Pieris

The function of the house, the household sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities which are cultivated inside it, are severe to figuring out the polemical structures of nation and town; culture and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. the house is key to principles of the place of birth that supply nationalism its inventive shape and its political trajectory.

This publication explores positions which are important to principles of nationwide belonging throughout the heritage of colonial, bourgeois self-fashioning and put up colonial identification development in Sri Lanka. the rustic is still principal to comparable architectural discourses because of its emergence as a severe web site for neighborhood structure, post-independence. Suggesting styles of indigenous lodging and resistance which are expressed via outfitted shape, the ebook argues that the kingdom grows as an extension of an indigenous deepest sphere, ostensibly uncontaminated via colonial affects, domesticating associations and appropriating rural geographies within the pursuit of its hegemonic ideals.

This bold, accomplished, wide-ranging booklet offers an abundance of latest and unique fabric and lots of innovative insights into the background of structure and nationalism from the mid 19th century to the current day.

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The ground floor level of the east wing contains open car parking spaces in lieu of underground parking. All apartments have two-storey "energy gardens" that face west or south. This also applies for the more slender singlelevel apartments in the east wing. Here the energy gardens are arranged offset over two storeys and extend above the roof level on the uppermost storey. Each of the four approximately equal rooms in the west wing can be used for different purposes. A lift at the end of the cluster provides disabled access for some of the apartments.

The especially deep twin flat arrangement of the north-south row steps down southwards through the use of terraces; deep cutouts ensure that the house types which face north receive direct light from the east or west at the corners. Rotherbaum housing estate Hamburg, 1998 Atelier 5 62 Cross section Ground floor 1st upper floor 63 Twin row Five storeys East-west orientation A glass roof covers a five-storey atrium between parallel rows of apartments that face east and west. A series of walkways and bridges provide access to the apartments.

Schwarzpark residences Basel, 2004 Miller & Maranta 42 Longitudinal section Typical floor plan Ground floor 43 Row Eight storeys All directions The interlocking system of different-sized apartments in this housing complex skilfully combines different maisonette apartments, reached via staircases serving two flats per floor. The result is an exceptionally deep floor plan, a factor of the stepped arrangement of the apartments. 5 metres, the architects have been able to achieve a very good proportion of circulation to living space.

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