He has won several design awards of excellence at the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects Annual Sessions including the “Dulux Colour Award” in 2006 for the creative use of colour in architecture, House of the Year Award for Ishani Ariyapperuma House at Panadura in 2007 and in 2008 Sagara’s aspirations were acknowledged by the Award of the “Young Architect of the Year”.
Ishani Ariyapperuma House, Panadura
This challenging, experimental piece of work is an amalgamation of three prime concepts; Low Cost, Reuse of Materials and Minimalist Approach. Consequently, the house is small, extremely simple and has reduced only to its minimum essentials, thus costing less. Transcending the social stigma on reuse in our social cultural context, Sagara attempts this concept in multiple means, both in-direct and direct re-use is manifested in this inimitable house and material re-use dominates over concept re-use. The re-use of furniture, door and window sashes, ornaments and statues obtained from various places belonging to various eras have been united in a single piece of work under one theme. This is an ideal exemplar which has achieved unity within multiplicity.