Situated in the vibrant city of Colombo, Sri Lanka is the ‘Urban Envelope’, a dwelling of a metropolitan architect. With its unequivocal facade seamlessly weaving itself into the tight residential fabric of the city, the home has been named for its distinct concealment from the dusty and noisy urban street life of Sri Lanka’s commercial capital.
Designed by MMGS the pure white walls of this confine and towering mass gives a nod towards the upcoming skyline of an expanding. An antique door hidden off the side opens the ‘Urban Envelope’, revealing the surprising urban oasis amidst the barren concrete jungle of the city. The play of rubble and white plastered walls to create spaces between materially defined parallel lines sets the design language of this metropolitan dwelling.