Number 05 @ Lunuganga
Ena de Silva House
Bawa was invited by Mrs.Ena de Silva to build a house on a fairly small plot in the Colombo suburb of Cinnamon Gardens. She demanded a house which would be modern and open, but which would embody features of the traditional manor houses in which she had lived as a child. Bawa’s solution employed the same elements as the Galle house, but he now carved them out of a solid form. The result is a totally introspective house which emphasises the voids as much as the solids and which allows a free flow of space from inside to outside.