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Emergent Practices in South Asia #8 | Studio Neba & Kosala Weerasekara

9:00 am EST I 7:30 pm IST I 7:45 pm NPT

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“Emergent Practices in South Asia” convenes young practitioners that have displayed rigorous engagement in the making of architecture, landscape, and interventions in the public realm in response to the spectrum of issues that societies in transition experience. This lecture series also sets off the broader project to research, document, and create conversations around Architecture in South Asia and the emergent models of practice.

Kosala Weerasekara

Kosala Weerasekara is a graduate from the prestigious University of Moratuwa and later became an associate member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. He is also a Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects. He apprenticed at renowned Archt. Ranjith Alahakoon and worked with Archt. Madura Premathilake for 5 consecutive years before starting his own practice. At present he contributes to the Architecture Faculty of the University of Moratuwa and City School of Architecture as a visiting lecturer. For the past five years KWCA won several design awards recognizing their quality of work .He was recognized as the young Architect of the year in 2020 and 2022 by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.

KWCA is a Colombo based multi-disciplinary architectural practice, which has a presence in the historic City of Galle. ​We focus on applying design creativity with technologically feasible, economical and environmentally sustainable creations.

Studio Neba

STUDIO NEBA is a design and architecture studio based in Nepal. It’s a multi-disciplinary design studio that designs a mixture of residential and commercial architecture and lifestyle objects that inspire the senses and encourage mindful living. With an emphasis on natural materials, local crafts, and uncompromising quality, NEBA’s work connects the imaginative with the practical, resulting in a timeless warm, and honest aesthetic. STUDIO NEBA has a team of talented, devoted architects in Nepal alongside designers, and together we strive to create diversity, forms, and structures while honoring local heritage.