New PDF release: 25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines

By Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong

ISBN-10: 0794603157

ISBN-13: 9780794603151

25 Tropical homes of the Philippines positive aspects most sensible Filipino architects and architects with principles which are trendy, modern, and exhibit twenty-first century savvy. those specified houses exhibit the simplest residential paintings through Filipino architects--outstanding works through 20 designers stepping past conventional conventions towards Asian fusion traits and foreign modernist structure. The publication bargains a travel of beautiful buildings starting from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to stylish holiday houses of Batangas and Mindoro.

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The vertical row of white concrete elements, mirroring the seven tell slat windows on the façade, camouflage the air-conditioning units. Josephine Knox, though perhaps still dreaming of Italy, thoroughly enjoys her minimalist modernist house perched on a rise, while waiting for husband Eirvin to retire to Punta Fuego, Batangas. She relishes every waking moment in her dream house, catching the glow of sunrise when the house awakes, and the superb sea views. Architect Ed Calma reflects on the high-profile project by the sea: "The Knox house is like a camera that opens up to the light....

Fine bamboo softens the high perimeter wall. sy house Ricky S Eleanor Sy DASMARIÑAS VILLAGE, MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA ARCHITECT JOEY YUPANGCO, JY+A "Light is an element we tend to play with in our projects. Natural light filtering through the house, by way of light voids or punctures, relieves dependency upon artificial lighting during the day. " JOEY YUPANGCO Well-known modernist Joey Yupangco describes this home in Makati City as "a house like the face of Janus" because it has two very different faces, two orientations.

The bright and seamless dining area is an organic space under sloping ceilings that mirror the rolling land outside. The great atrium steps down to this single-story height and focuses on the greenery beyond the glass. The girl on the ramp—the designer's daughter Martha—crosses the translucent house full of raised passages. The dynamic interplay of structural elements gives this experiment in "circulation" enough living space for three families. The ground floor plan shows how the architect worked within the limitations of a trapezoidal lot bordered by a small creek.

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