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AperspectiveofArchitectsandPracticesAsia NirodhaGunadasa Contemporary minimalist architect and his practice of Architecture.

. With the outstanding and state of the art design style, Archedium (Private) Limited, founded by Architect Nirodha Gunadasa, is heading to be a popular practice in Colombo and Middle East cities it is in operation. of many large scale schemes including Lotus Grove residencies, Celestial Tower andTrilliumResidencies. After receiving charter from Sri lanka Institute of Architects, Architect Nirodha Gunadasa Joined Alfabeta Engineers Limited as a director and developed several housing and apartmentcomplexes. He was invited to be the CountryheadtoColombofor ArchitectsTEAM3,Singapore in2007. ArchediumStyle Architect Nirodha Gunadasa, practice started his Archedium (Private) Limited, in 2010 with the design of a villa in Oman Muscat. In a short period of time, he got the opportunity to handle many types of building projects ranging from city hotels, transportation buildings, interiors, office complexes and mix developments. He showed a distinguished providing talent in outstanding design concepts for construction projects. The out of the box solution he always provided, was astonishing and was an eye opener. One of the best examples of the genius approach of Architect Nirodha Gunadasa is the concept design proposal he developed for the construction of Ferry Terminal for the Ministry of PortsandHighways.

MICROcarshowroom Colombo,SriLanka His style is unique, simple andinteresting.

CeylonShippingCorporation HeadofficeColombo,Srilanka Exposure After completing his M.Sc. in Architecture, architect Nirodha Gunadasa started his carrier with Design Consortium Limited; the number 1 design firm in Sri Lanka at that time. He has been involved in the design

Ferryterminalbuilding Colomboport,SriLanka With the agreement between governments of India and Sri Lanka, for ferry service between Colombo andTuticorin,needofalarge terminal building in Colombo port was seen. If a terminal building constructed across the existing goods port, it would be a disturbance to the ports activities. The proposal was made to construct the terminal outside the port and transport passengers between jetty and the terminal through a buss service. Pointing out the impracticality of this solution, Architect Nirodha Gunadasa proposed an innovative design solution. His proposal was a bridge over the port connecting jetty and the main road. The terminal building was on top ofthebridge.

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AperspectiveofArchitectsandPracticesAsia cultural, economic and political scenario and providing out of the box solutions, Architect Nirodha Gunadasa with his team is in the process of designing urbansettlementsinYakkala, Diwlapitiya and Ragama that are satellite towns to Colombocity. Other than the expertise in concept design, architect Nirodha Gunadasa is an expert in Climate Sensitive architecture as well. Archedium (Private) Limited, with its team of experts, will take up the Colombo skyline intimetocome. Author: Harsinigoonawardana References: http://www.archediu SLIA 50th Anniversary publication portraits ofarchitects

Ferryterminalbuilding Colomboport(cablestructure) Displayinghisexperienceand ability in engineering, he developed the proposal to a columnfreecablestructure 350 meters in length suspending without any columns in the middle. The structural design principal behind the concept was innovative and astonishing butitwasaccurate. He has led the company to evolve its own design style which is contemporary, simpleandminimal.

CityhotelforAAICOat gh Narahenpita, SriLanka His use of materials is always authentic. The true nature of glass, concrete and timber are emphasized in the buildings.

CityhotelMorocco The buildings designed by him are always Black and White. Aesthetic value of the buildings is confined to the space and form. Non decorative, colourless simplicityaddedemphasison theforms.

TransithotelKatunayaka Currenttrend Heading towards generating a Trpoical Sri Lankan design style that is contemporary in style, simple in aesthetics, climatic sensitive and authentic, Archedium (Private) Limited is now concentrating on design of housing for urban poor as well. Displayingitsuniquetalentin understanding the socio,

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