Floating Bungalow Has Undisrupted View of Sri Lankan Jungle

If you're searching for a tropical getaway, look no further than the floating Estate Bungalow located in Matugama, Sri Lanka. Designed by Narein Perera and built in 2010, this minimalist jungle retreat is built with an architectural tradition in mind. The bungalow is modeled after a Chena Watch-Hut, an open structure that is a simple, elevated form that allows farmers to oversee and protect their crops. Inspired by the attributes of these huts, Perera fashioned the Estate Bungalow at a height makes it feel protected and connected to the environment below by allowing water to run and vegetation to grow underneath it. In keeping with the idea that the hut should have minimal impact to the environment, building materials of this three story structure were limited to steel, timber, and bamboo.

The Estate Bungalow offers an unspoiled view of nature where you can bask in the splendor of the landscape. Because of the house’s relatively small size (it measures only 120 square meters) and minimal features, it really emphasizes rest, relaxation,and rejuvenation. It’s a place where you disconnect from your devices and focus only on the green, rolling hills.

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