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  1. Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka

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    Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a 36-tent safari camp located adjacent to Yala National Park, on the southern tip of Sri Lanka. The eco-resort’s organic architecture integrates seamlessly into the site, which comprises dense dryland forest that merges into rugged sandy coastline overlooking the Indian Ocean. Showcasing the beauty of the natural surroundings with minimal intrusion on the landscape, the five-star lodge is designed to give visitors an intimate experience of Yala, and is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka.

  2. Wilpattu, Sri Lanka

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    Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka and is renowned for its leopard population, pangolins, as well as elephants, sloth bears and spotted deer. Birdlife too is abundant with Spoonbills, Garganey, Pintails and Ibis, very common around the Willus (natural lakes).

    Our aim is to strike a fine balance between the needs of the biotic community, and the comfort of the Lodges guests by developing a high end luxury camp concept that combines sophisticated tensile membrane roofs for the accommodation units with vernacular materials as bamboo and adobe that have been used for millennia in Sri Lanka.

    The common facilities are built from traditional materials as adobe and bamboo but in a more organic and contemporary way, creating structures that mimic the endangered Pangolin animal.

  3. Panyaden School, Thailand

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    Located south of the city of Chiang Mai, this 5,000 m2 primary school consists of an informal arrangement of pavilions, organized along pathways inspired by the shape of the tropical antler horn fern. The entire school has been built from local earth and local bamboo that has been naturally treated to withstand the elements. Organic vegetables and rice will be grown on school property. Environmentally friendly waste water treatment and food waste recycling producing organic fertilizers and biogas for cooking, round up the picture of an environmentally friendly school with a negligible carbon footprint. Panyaden School aims to deliver a holistic education that integrates Buddhist principles and green awareness with the highly regarded, International Primary Curriculum.

    The Panyaden School has been designed by 24H-architecture in 2010 where our Creative Director Olav Bruin contributed to the design in his role as Project Architect. Olav also helped training up the local construction team of Chiangmai Life Construction with the different bamboo techniques during the first month of construction of the project.  In 2017 the school was extended with a beautiful new assembly and indoor sports hall, designed and built by Chiangmai Life Construction.