Harding Boutique Hotel / ANARCHITECT

Harding Boutique Hotel / ANARCHITECT

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Text description provided by the architects. The first Harding Boutique Hotel designed by British Architect Jonathan Ashmore of RIBA-chartered practice ANARCHITECT is now open in the coastal town of Ahangama, situated in Sri Lanka’s lush Southern Province and a thirty-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site; Galle Fort. This six-suite independent boutique hotel pays homage to the Sri Lankan architectural genre of Tropical Modernism and its attributed father Geoffrey Bawa. As with Bawa’s later works, the hotel’s design explores modernism with local cultural implications and the area’s natural resources for a uniquely recognizable vernacular.

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Plan - Ground Floor
Plan – Ground Floor
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Plan - 2nd and 3rd Floor
Plan – 2nd and 3rd Floor
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As well as the architecture, the practice was responsible for all design aspects of the property, including the interiors and bespoke joinery for an immersive contemporary experience. The building is unusual in the way that it extends vertically amongst the tropical vegetation – at its smallest point, it measures six meters across, creating a unique ground-level and street view perspective as one looks up, which compliments and contrasts the surrounding coconut grove. On entry, guests stand below a feature open staircase, which offers access to the rooms and a rooftop terrace. This ascension allows for immersive 360 views of the coastline to that of a typical low-lying holiday resort. Whilst the building doesn’t conform to a colonial-inspired design as a restrictive anchor, its modern-progressive architecture feels of place, as if it has always existed there; evoking an authentic Sri Lankan experience.

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ANARCHITECT sourced all materials locally, selecting these based on their durability and longevity, given intense weather and sea exposure. As the area was affected by the 2004 Tsunami, the building lies beyond the required 20m setback from the coastline.  Local craftsmen were employed to produce the hotel’s custom timber joinery, furniture and fit-out. Wall and floor surfaces were completed in a robust, satin polished local plaster that is typical of

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Oklahoma City condominium fireplace results in challenges for boutique resort

An condominium sophisticated fire in Oklahoma Metropolis prompted troubles for the neighboring boutique resort.Smoke injury from the Canton Apartment fire previously in the month has induced The Ellison Hotel and its restaurant Milo to quickly near.Similar: Crews go on battling significant fire at Oklahoma Metropolis condominium complexJust a single 7 days until Valentine’s Day and issues had been ramping up for the hotel, till a five-alarm fire broke out next door. Two weeks in the past, the Canton Flats lit up the night sky.Next door, the newly opened luxurious resort was fully booked. Now, The Ellison Resort and its cafe Milo are set on pause right after sustaining sizeable smoke harm.”We are grateful that no a single was hurt last week and that unexpected emergency protocols were being in spot for anything like this. We responded quickly to relocate our guests, all of whom ended up extremely comprehension,” stated Matt Cowden, general supervisor. First Story: Oklahoma City crews battle fire at apartment complex Hotel officers stated that substantial smoke remediation is now underway with the hopes of reopening doorways someday this spring. Oklahoma City Hearth Department officers are however investigating what caused the large fire.

An apartment intricate hearth in Oklahoma Metropolis triggered problems for the neighboring boutique hotel.

Smoke damage from the Canton Apartment fire before in the month has prompted The Ellison Hotel and its cafe Milo to briefly near.

Connected: Crews carry on battling massive hearth at Oklahoma Town apartment complex

Just one particular week right until Valentine’s Working day and things were ramping up for the lodge, until eventually a five-alarm hearth broke out upcoming door. Two weeks in the past, the Canton Apartments lit up the night time sky.

Upcoming doorway, the recently opened luxurious resort was thoroughly booked.

Now, The Ellison Lodge and its restaurant Milo are put on pause after sustaining substantial smoke injury.

“We are grateful that no a single was hurt past week and that emergency protocols have been in place for a thing like this. We responded immediately to relocate our attendees, all of whom were

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