By Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong

ISBN-10: 0794603157

ISBN-13: 9780794603151

25 Tropical homes of the Philippines gains best Filipino architects and architects with principles which are fashionable, modern, and convey twenty-first century savvy. those precise houses exhibit the easiest residential paintings via Filipino architects--outstanding works by way of 20 designers stepping past conventional conventions towards Asian fusion tendencies and overseas modernist structure. The e-book bargains a travel of wonderful constructions starting from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to dependent holiday houses of Batangas and Mindoro.

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The house's multiple-car garage is a massive sunken space with no doors. Stepping into the house is like entering a glass and concrete sculpture of unorthodox planes and spaces. There are no rectilinear rooms in the Ngo house: every space is "irregular" in shape, and approached by unusual passages and corridors. Throughout the house, there are long ramps, overhead walkways or bridges, sloping floors, and bent ceilings. In certain areas, the plane of the floor slants slightly upward to meet a glass window, while over another area the ceiling dips down in a gentle V shape.

Ngo house Edwin & Alice Ngo AYALA HEIGHTS, QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA ARCHITECT JOEY YUPANGCO JY+A "Architecture to me is about freedom... to be free to animate, beyond conceived perceptions, an architectural event that articulates the relation of metaphysical behavior with time and space.... " JOEY YUPANGCO Ayala Heights, a subdivision built oil the uneven terrain of Quezon City, is noted for its wide streets and massive bungalows set against a backdrop of grassy fields and rolling hills. The Ngo house—a modernist glass and concrete "sculpture" newly built in the conventional subdivision—is stopping people in their tracks.

The overall look and mood, despite these imports, is unmistakably tropical modern, pointing to another distinctive feature of Philippine houses: an eclectic design flexibility that allows references to Western art and objects without losing local stylistic identity. As with design in most post-colonial countries, this identity has been over half a century in the making. For 300 years, the Philippines was under Spanish rule, followed by close to another fifty under the Americans. House design during this time was largely in the vernacular tradition, save for the residences of aristocrats in the cities.

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