FYI Design Studio
A seaside residence in Tayud, Cebu

This upscale house is currently under design development stage, and to start construction early next year. Sits on a rocky promontory overlooking a Marina in Tayud here in Cebu. FYI took advantage of the terrain as an opportunity for an infinity pool with bar and a semi-basement for the entertainment room. A gym sits over the master’s bedroom, overlooking the bay. A large glass-clad corner living room allows for great gatherings that spills over to the pool area. Can be opened up too, like a large veranda, for passive air cooling and daylighting.

The massing is staggered, takes cue from the terrain, and vanishes rightward to the edge of the horizon.

A few months after the schematic approval, a few basic parameters changed. The owner wanted to use container vans and sees the house as a cluster of transferable modules. The look changed too. Here are the computer-generated renderings of the updated interiors.

Posted by:Carl Saycon, MBA, Architect, Environmental Planner, Green Building Professional

Hi, I'm Carl, an architect, urban planner, and green building professional. After working in top development companies in the Philippines for more than 13 years, I founded FYI Design Studio in June 2015. Although we started on a shoestring budget, we were deeply imbedded in our commitment to provide design solutions that are contextual, appropriate, and environmentally responsible. The team has evolved since then through countless ideation sessions and project experiences, nothing short of revelatory and enlightening for everyone involved. Nonetheless our commitment remains. Come with me and join us in our journey. This is the story of a tiny little firm. For project inquiries, please email me

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