“Businessman/Entrepreneur Pradeep Jayewardene, grandson of past Sri Lankan president J.R. Jayewardene, asked architect and family friend Geoffrey Bawa to design an informal vacation home for the extended Jayawardene family in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. A fire had destroyed their original bungalow a decade earlier, and the family desired a new shared retreat at the same location to replace the lost structure.
The openness and simplicity of the pavilion that Bawa ultimately designed allows the architecture of the home to defer to the dramatic topography and views of its cliff-top setting. Completed in 1998, late in Bawa’s career, and its elegance and clarity can be attributed to the maturity of Bawa’s vision after forty years of continually evolving practice.”
Owner of Red Cliffs, Mirissa
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