Anantara Kalutara Resort has introduced its app showcasing the iconic architecture of the resort, which was partially designed by Sri Lanka’s most famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. His ‘tropical modernist style’ is reflected in the design of the property and its unique location between the Indian Ocean and Kalu Ganga with both river and lagoon frontage.
Darren Darwin, general manager of Anantara Kalutara Resort said: “We are proud to introduce this interactive journey. Geoffrey Bawa’s designs and architectural vision are integral to the guest experience. We welcome you to download the app and join us on an inspirational tour.”
Geoffrey Bawa, the father of tropical modernist architecture, began designing the resort in 1995. The main building highlights his signature aesthetic of sunlit, breezy structures at one with their surroundings. As it was, the resort was to be one of his final projects: following his illness and passing away, the project lay dormant for 15 years until one of his protégés, Channa Daswatte, completed his vision, which is fittingly only a few minutes away from Bawa’s homestead, Lunuganga.
Bawa’s aesthetic also inspires the resort library – modelled on his personal study – where furnishings designed by him are arranged to create a particularly Bawa-style interior.