25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines by Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong

By Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong

25 Tropical homes of the Philippines positive factors best Filipino architects and architects with principles which are trendy, modern, and express twenty-first century savvy. those distinct houses exhibit the easiest residential paintings via Filipino architects--outstanding works through 20 designers stepping past conventional conventions towards Asian fusion developments and foreign modernist structure. The e-book bargains a travel of gorgeous buildings starting from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to based holiday houses of Batangas and Mindoro.

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There are no rectilinear rooms in the Ngo house: every space is "irregular" in shape, and approached by unusual passages and corridors. Throughout the house, there are long ramps, overhead walkways or bridges, sloping floors, and bent ceilings. In certain areas, the plane of the floor slants slightly upward to meet a glass window, while over another area the ceiling dips down in a gentle V shape. The designer explains that the structure is "organically" related to the environs, mirroring the rolling landscape outdoors.

Echoing a pan-Asian trend and a larger trajectory for architectural development in tropical-belt countries, spaces in these homes show creative configurations of often-minimal spaces. Filipino architects and designers are also offering fresh approaches in the use of materials and architectural elements that cater to both the changing cosmopolitan tastes of an ever more discerning Filipino elite and the aspirations of a progressive, budget-conscious middle class. " "Cool" means more than fashionable façades and hip interiors.

Philippine "tropical modern" is characterized by residential designs that are distinctive in their use of mutable space, sensual local materials, and functional accommodation of hybrid East—West lifestyles. Echoing a pan-Asian trend and a larger trajectory for architectural development in tropical-belt countries, spaces in these homes show creative configurations of often-minimal spaces. Filipino architects and designers are also offering fresh approaches in the use of materials and architectural elements that cater to both the changing cosmopolitan tastes of an ever more discerning Filipino elite and the aspirations of a progressive, budget-conscious middle class.

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