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

Existing bungalow

Original bungalow - Owned by the family Kulawasa

Existing bungalow details

Exploration into existing details within the bungalow.

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

Our neighbour Donald

Collection of local materials

Local Brass craftsmen

Pink terrazzo using waste materials

Pink terrazzo using waste materials

Skylight design in existing bungalow. Image Hunter Eccleston

Skylight design in existing bungalow. Image Hunter Eccleston

Rear Courtyard Image. Tom Collins

Merchandise designed using local plants, crafts and patterns.

Merchandise designed using local plants, crafts and patterns.

Our onsite office

Finished pool area. Image Abode Ahangama

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Bedrooms. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

Front Porch. Image Kuber Shah, Jupiter, Richard Drummond

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

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

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