SKY VIEWS

An enclave townhouse development on a high elevation located in the outskirts of the metropolitan Cebu. The site is nested on a wooden area with access to borrowed green from a nearby school campus. Compact and urbane, the design features a metropolitan architecture that fits the busy family in the city.

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APPROPRIATIONS

To design an affordable housing subdivision is to shift your attention from design to manufacturing and fabrication. Everything has to be lean and reproducible, but without sacrificing craft and materiality (meaning that the qualitative nature of the materials used should be showcased in the day to day experience of the user). The images above are…

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EXPANSE

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…

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MICRO HOUSE

Here’s a quick exercise on how to generate the impression of having breadth and height within a very small house footprint. I’m always a fan of high-ceiling living rooms because of the amount of daylight and natural air that such a volume they can bring in. And aside from indoor air circulation through stacking, I…

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BUDGET DUPLEX

In terms of design, the original concept was that of a disciplined, budget-based construction. Structural frame were simplified to trim down construction cost. As an innovation, each house originally featured air wells to scoop air from the rooftop and bring it to the ground floor. The facade is composed to exude a contemporary-modern flavor, characterized…

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