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By Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong

25 Tropical homes of the Philippines beneficial properties most sensible Filipino architects and architects with rules which are fashionable, modern, and convey twenty-first century savvy. those detailed houses exhibit the easiest residential paintings by way of Filipino architects--outstanding works through 20 designers stepping past conventional conventions towards Asian fusion tendencies and overseas modernist structure. The booklet deals a travel of attractive buildings starting from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to dependent holiday houses of Batangas and Mindoro.

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House design during this time was largely in the vernacular tradition, save for the residences of aristocrats in the cities. The Spanish house was adapted as the bahay na bato (literally "house of stone," but in reality stone on the ground floor and timber above), a vernacular house with Western-influenced architectural dress made more permeable to cooling winds and protected from the sun and rain. With the Americans came reinforced concrete and multistory apartments, mainly constructed in the Art Deco style, and bungalows in a gamut of revivalist styles, among them Italianate, Swiss Chalet, and Mission.

Text © 2005 Elizabeth V. Reyes Photographs © 2005 A. Chester Ong All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publisher. ISBN: 978-1-4629-0658-1 (ebook) Printed in Singapore Distributed by: North America, Latin America and Europe Tuttle Publishing 364 Innovation Drive North Clarendon, Vermont 05759, USA. com 10 09 08 6 5 4 3 2 Montinola pavilions, Forbes Park, Makati City, Metro Manila (page 72), architects Romeo Delfinado and Andy Locsin.

The transformed third-level attic is the favorite room of the Tengcos. Once a forgotten space used for sundry storage, it has been converted into a spacious and flexible open-plan family lounge and entertainment area. Large triangulated windows, sliding glass doors, and frosted partitions allow views of the outside. The raised "envelope flap" portion of this upper floor leads to a viewing terrace, where one can gaze down on the crowded urban landscape from the level of the trees. The once-neglected third-level attic was transformed into a popular family room.

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