The Singapore-based architectural firm ADLAB saw its beginnings in the year 2000 as a small experimental design outfit set up by Warren Liu and Darlene Smyth. It has since grown in size and recognition globally with significant and award-winning projects in Singapore, Indonesia, India, China, Canada, England, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka.
The firm has been granted several awards and honors over the years such as Singapore Institute of Architects awards in 2010 and 2014, shortlisting for Archmarathon awards in Milan in 2014, and Asia Excellence award in 2014. Warren has been granted the 20 under 45 designer award under Singapore’s AUDE as well as shortlisted for Singapore President’s Design Award as Designer of the Year for 2009 and 2018.
Warren and Darlene are now bringing all their global experience and expertise to Sri Lanka to create a unique and very special project in Thalpe. The firm’s policy is to not repeat designs, instead, they look at each development as a unique opportunity to respond to the environment, the brief and the culture. With Tamba Villas, great care has been taken to preserve as much of the beauty of the land and sense of place as possible. Each villa is built around a cascading green oasis of water and greenery
Tamba Villas is a project that does not overwhelm the landscape, instead, it sensitively blends into the site by bringing all the heritage, art, and color of the local environment into an evocative and stunning design. http://www.a-dlab.com/