Located beside a very busy thoroughfare, this project will hold the challenge of being able to draw light and air to all areas in the building interiors without letting in noise and dust. Such an inherent design challenge will dictate form and function. In addition, the building traffic flow has to be fluid, self-contained, and independent from the highway. Servicing amenities shall be zoned to be less intrusive.

There’s also this challenge of being able to design a self-cleaning facade considering the relatively higher amount of air particulates. Water stains, grime, and discoloration is a common issue among buildings exposed to fumes and engine exhaust.

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 carlsaycon@fyidesignstudio.com.

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