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 Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean, located in

Southern Asia, southeast of India, in a strategic location
near major Indian Ocean sea lanes. It has a total area
of 65,610 km², with 64,740 km² of land and 870 km²
of water. Its coastline is 1,340 km long.
 Sri Lanka's climate includes tropical monsoons: the
northeast monsoon (December to March), and the
southwest monsoon (June to October)
 Independence (1948)
 First Ministry of Housing(1952)
 National Housing Department established (1952)
 Peoples United Front government radical welfare
reforms (1956)
 Insurgency by peasants and youth (1971)
 Ceiling on Housing Property law (1973)
 UNP government (centre-
(centre-right) (1977)
 National Housing Development Department (1977)
 Urban Development Authority (1977)
 Greater Colombo Economic Commission (1977)
 Mahaveli Development Authority and major national
development authorities
 Hundred Thousand Houses Programme (self- (self-help and
direct construction of houses throughout the country)
 UNICEF Urban Basic Services programme (1979)
 Million Houses Programme (Devolved "enabling"
strategy for housing and infrastructure) (1983)
 Community Action Planning (1985)
 Participatory urban development (1985)
Gras-roots programme (1985)
 Local government regeneration programme (1985)
 Urban Projects Unit established (1985)
 Ceiling on property law repealed (1990)
 1.5 Million Houses Programme (withdrawal of
subsidised credit for housing) (1990)
 People Alliance government. elected (centre left)
 Revert to state housing provision by direct construction
Eden Gardens is in Thalawathugoda,
the picturesque surrounding of which is
created with rubber, king coconut,
plantations and paddy fields.
 Eden Garden has been designed by Steven Menzies
Chartered Architect of H&A of Australia in collaboration
with Design Consortium of Sri Lanka
 nestled in a suburb of the prestigious capital city of
Jayawardenepura, Kotte,
Kotte, Eden garden is in close
proximity to the city of Colombo, with easy access via
parliament drive.
 Some of the grand luxury housing projects that came
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green environs of Thalawathugoda,
Thalawathugoda, Eden
A garden of paradise with 97 aesthetically
designed luxury houses with modern and
exclusive architecture to suit your unique
 13 acres of land
 97 aesthetically designed houses encompass four
varied ranges that go with distinctly different
lifestyles. Each range offers a choice of different
outer appearances and sizes.
 choices of finishes for floors, walls and ceilings of
dream nest
 To add more value to your investment a swimming
pool, gymnasium, squash, badminton & tennis
court, mini market and café are set within the
premises exclusively for convenience.
These uniquely built houses with
distinctive architecture await
only for a privileged few, who
would value the tranquility of


 Rubble masonry in cement mortar
 Brick Masonry in cement Mortar
 Colourcon roofing tiles laid on class 1 timber
framework. ZnAl rainwater gutters and down
 PVC rainwater gutters and down pipes.
 Entrance & Verandah --Rustic
--Rustic tiles
 Terrace & Balcony --Rustic
--Rustic tiles
 Living & dining--
--Glazed Porcelain tiles
Stairway—Merbau lamparque wood strip
--Glazed Porcelain tiles
--Glazed Porcelain tiles
 Kitchen --Ceramic
--Ceramic tiles
• Internal Toilets--
--Ceramic tiles
 Servants Toilets--
--Ceramic tiles
 Car Porch--
--Rustic Tiles
Selection can be made from a range of tiles on offer:
---Flat Lunumidella timber ceiling
----Flat/Sloped Asbestos ceiling
 Front Door ---Imported
---Imported solid timber door
 Internal Doors ---Imported
---Imported solid timber door
 Door frames--
--Class 1 timber
 All wood work would have a stained & polished finish.
Lever locks for All timber doors (DORSET ).
 White powder coated aluminium windows with 5mm
thick parasol green tinted glass.
 Pantry cupboards with single draining board, stainless
steel sink and swan neck mixer tap
 Internal Walls--
--Emulsion paint
 Slab soffit & ceiling--
--Emulsion paint
 External walls--
--Emulsion weather shield paint
 Valance board ---Enamel
---Enamel paint
 Master Bedroom Toilet --Fitted
--Fitted with commode, bidet,
vanity basin with granite counter, shower cubicle,
bathroom mirror and chrome finished bathroom
accessories. Walls tiled up to 6ft.
 Ground floor toilet--
--Commode, vanity basin with tiled
counter top, shower area bathroom mirror and chrome
finished bathroom accessories. Walls tiles up to 6ft.
 Upper floor Common toilet--
--Commode, vanity basin
with granite counter, shower cubicle, bathroom
mirror and chrome finished bathroom accessories.
Walls tiled up to 6 ft.
 Servant’s toilet--
--Commode, wash basin with pedestal,
shower area, bathroom mirror and bathroom
accessories, walls tiled up to 6 ft.
 Sanitary ware--
--British Sanitary ware.
 Laundry -Electrical and plumbing connection for washing
machine and ironing.
 Electricity -230V, 30A 3 phase electricity supply from CEB
Air-conditioning -Electricity socket outlet for A/C in all
bedrooms. (13 AMP)
 Fans -In Living, Dining, Family and all other bedrooms.
 Telephone -One telephone connection with two telephone
socket outlets in master bedroom and living area.
 Water Supply -Connected to street mains provided with a
250 gallon overhead storage tank. Hot & cold water supply
to all toilets except servant’s toilet and pantry via geysers.
One garden tap.
 Drainage -Connected to sewerage system with septic tank
and soakage pit. Connection to storm water discharge lime
washed drainage system.
 Boundaries -Five feet high boundary walls in unplastered
block masonry along external perimeter of Eden Gardens
compound on the rear boundary and on the side boundaries
of the house covering the length of the house only.
Short fence with rubble masonry columns and GI cross
pipes on the Side boundaries ahead of the house. Rubble
masonry retainer in front.
 Garden -Turfed garden with driveway paved with two rows of
cement paving blocks.
 Maintenance -One year defect liability period.
 House Type - Cedar Cottage
 Similar to the House Type - Cedar nest
 Houses or Habitats: Challenges in Housing
in Post Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka
• Housing can be termed the single most
important issue in post tsunami
reconstruction (PTR) in the country with over
125,000 houses totally damaged and
approximately another 75,000 partially
 A team made up of Architecture for Humanity Design
Fellows and Sri Lankan based Relief International staff
proposed a building scheme that allows variation of
form based on a few standardized components.
 The four variations include the basic design, a one-
room addition, a separate structure addition, and a
combination of the one room and separate addition.
 Ease of Construction: By using a limited set of
construction documents and a set material palette, the
homes can be easily adapted by builders to meet
individual family needs. This strategy accommodates
varying family sizes and uses while keeping
construction costs down.
 The process can begin with a standard concrete pad
that will work for every design. The footings are on a
grid to accommodate future additions and simplify the
building process.
 The walls are intended to be built from CMU block wall
or rammed earth. The block wall can be plastered to
add color, enhance the exterior appearance of the
home and create variation in the community.
 A clear-
clear-story ventilation system vents the entire building
while allowing light to filter in from above. Lower vents
allow cooler air near the ground to enter the house
forcing hot air out of the interior air vents in the roof.
 The over-
over-all design is intended to be simple and
repetitive with good architectural design to provide a
straightforward building process that will produce an
adaptive building that works well for the climate.
 Extensibility: By building the roof to accommodate a
larger structure, we enable families to start with a
simple small dwelling and that can be easily extended
at a later date.
 The roof extends over an open outdoor area that can
later be enclosed.
 The standard concrete pad is large enough to
accommodate one addition and can be squared-
squared-off to
allow for a second addition
 The side veranda has been enclosed with starter walls
that serve as seating and as a guide for future walls.
 The roof system is designed to remain unaltered
through the addition process. Additions are intended to
be built underneath the existing roof and any new roofs
attach to an existing gutter
 Quality of Life: The combination of shaded outdoor
spaces and flexible interior spaces creates a multi-
functional, livable and inviting home.
 The side veranda can be used for cooking and sleeping
while the rear courtyard is designed to be a more
private area for women in keeping with local culture.
 The variation of the house design is intended to provide
variety to the overall façade of the community while
allowing customization for the residents.
 The additions to the house are intended to be multi-
functional; the side room can function as a private
room for extended families, or as a business storefront.
 Once these projects have been completed, the finished
urban planning and architectural schemes (protected
by the Creative Commons Developing Nations License)
will be made available to other NGOs and local
communities so that this idea may be replicated — and
eventually, other regions affected by this tragedy.
 With the observation that housing and the economic
and socio spatial network play a central role in their
livelihoods, it becomes evident that along with providing
shelter, enabling the revival and improving the
livelihoods of the affected communities stand out as a
key objective in housing.
 in creating housing habitats, enabling the communities
to become key members in the housing process can be
identified as a key prerequisite in current scenario in
 the technical professionals such as planners,
architects, engineers and building economists assume
the role of facilitators, assisting the stakeholders to
identify (a) the key challenges, namely, addressing
safety issues ( 100m reservation etc;) and what their
needs and aspirations in the short and long terms and
(b) options and choices in formulating solutions such as
locations of housing, the nature and extent of housing
and other facilities and their costs so that they can
make their collective choices in a participatory process.
 Due to the disaster, housing is need in Sri Lanka in
present condition.
 Housing should be much flexible so that people will
lean towards it.
 It should provide minimum requirement
 Should be economic.
 Should give homely feeling.
 Should be within nature not excluding it