For a pocket development, one can be accused for scrimping too much on open spaces in exchange for larger dwelling units. But one can create a balance, a balance between community and individuality, between outdoors and indoors, by blurring the lines and boundaries.

Let’s ask some questions. Where shall my lawn end? Can the street safely double as my children’s playground? How do we control vehicle speed? How do we create sustainable sunshade? How can we ensure pedestrian comfort?

Progress pictures of construction below were taken on July 24, 2017.

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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