- architects: Anushka Dassanayake
- Location: Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka
- Project Year: 2016
- Photographs: Eresh Weerasuriya
- Area: 3340.0 ft2
The Filipinos believe that man and woman first emerged from the nodes of a bamboo stalk. The Chinese view the cane as a symbol of their culture and values, reciting “there is no place to live without bamboo”. The plant is a symbol of prosperity in Japan and friendship in India. Along with myths and stories, strong structures made of bamboo flourished in pre-modern Asia. Built forms varied across the changing landscapes of Eastern countries, all sharing one aspect in common – a respect for natural ecosystems.