This is a renovation project of a 2-level commercial building in Iligan. The design improvements are primarily meant to enhance fire safety and overall building facade. Considering the prominent location, this upgrade is expected to attract new merchants or locators to occupy the ground and upper floors.

Materials are primarily ACP or aluminum composite panel. The high canopy accent is of painted steel sections. The glass are made of various muted tints to create an interesting pattern of low saturation.

Progress pictures of construction site below was taken July 31, 2017, 1:30PM.


Staircase is designed by Doc Carlito Talaboc of Iligan City. A bit interesting how a dead-form method cleverly merges with the web-truss stringer. It’s a rare installation to see nowadays, at least as far as the author is concerned.

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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