Abode Ahangama
Ahangama, Sri Lanka
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Date

Oct 2018

 

Client

Abode Boutique Hotels

Overview

Five Mile Radius undertook the architectural and interior design of Abode Ahangama, a 4 bedroom boutique hotel in Ahangama, Sri Lanka. We redesigned the layout of an existing 1950's bungalow adding skylights, openings and courtyards to fit the hotels brief for an environmentally conscious luxury boutique hotel. Interiors and finishes were chosen from local materials, crafts and techniques. Five Mile Radius worked onsite alongside local craftsmen for portions of the project.

As part of this process Five Mile Radius took university students from QUT and Griffith Universities to Sri Lanka where they joined the project as an elective in their university studies.

Five Mile Radius has received further funding to take a larger group of 12 students to Sri Lanka in late 2019 to undertake another hospitality project in a neighbouring region. 

Please visit Abode Ahangama for bookings.

Team

Clare Kennedy

Hunter Eccleston

Kelly Nortje

Tom Collins

Liam Mulheran

Abode Ahangama

360 Property Solutions

Donald

 

Existing building, front porch

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Existing bungalow

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Original bungalow - Owned by the family Kulawasa

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Existing bungalow details

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Exploration into existing details within the bungalow.

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Visiting Students - Tom Collins, Hunter Eccleston and Kelly Nortje.

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Our neighbour Donald

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Collection of local materials

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Local Brass craftsmen

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Pink terrazzo using waste materials

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Pink terrazzo using waste materials

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Skylight design in existing bungalow. Image Hunter Eccleston

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Skylight design in existing bungalow. Image Hunter Eccleston

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Rear Courtyard Image. Tom Collins

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Merchandise designed using local plants, crafts and patterns.

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Merchandise designed using local plants, crafts and patterns.

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Our onsite office

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Finished pool area. Image Abode Ahangama

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Central hall with additional skylights. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Lighting Details. Abode Ahangama. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Guest Bathrooms using local craft. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Guest Bathrooms using local craft. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Guest Bathrooms using local craft. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Guest Bathrooms using local craft. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Guest Bedrooms. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Front Porch. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Rear court with custom steel door. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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Abode Ahangama at night. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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