By Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong
25 Tropical homes of the Philippines good points most sensible Filipino architects and architects with rules which are fashionable, modern, and exhibit twenty-first century savvy. those specific houses show off the easiest residential paintings through Filipino architects--outstanding works by way of 20 designers stepping past conventional conventions towards Asian fusion traits and overseas modernist structure. The ebook bargains a travel of beautiful constructions starting from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to stylish holiday houses of Batangas and Mindoro.
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Judicious cutaways of the original walls visually expand the living space outward, through picture glass, to the white wall bordering the lot. The living and entertaining areas on the ground floor exploit the landscape features. All interior wails are painted white to highlight the house's design features and the owners' fine art collection and contemporary furniture. Sculptural staircases are a hallmark of Budji Layug's interiors. A dark-stained "floating" stairway by the entry descends over a shallow reflecting pool that continues to the outside, where it rims the bamboo garden landscape.
The glamorous residence of Gunn and Cris Roque (page 26) is characterized by fluid lines and Art Deco notions, plus the unifying element of wide narra stairs cascading like rice terraces down through the house. Designer Budji Layug demonstrates here his "Tropical Modern" philosophy. Cultural color is another big factor in the designs of these tropical modern homes. The interiors and exteriors address, both spatially and socially, the lifestyles that Filipinos (as well as many other Asians elsewhere), have grown to know and enjoy.
Following the curvilinear lines of the house, it was made into a crescent shape and wrapped close to the main sala pavilion so that the house could be reflected in its waters. " By night, glowing glass pavilions appear to "float" upon the reflective waters of the pool. Two complementary styles are now evident in the home: Layug's original interior with its terraced stairway flowing among stunning settings, and Pineda's modern crescent pool and terrace that mixes disciplined modernism with a fresh use of space.