he inside. The 4 volumes share a garden emerging from the upper terrain on the hill.
Another design feature is the two pocket gardens subtracting from the volumes containing tropical air filtering plants that also act as a transition space for the interior and exterior areas. It is both concealed and revealed by several wooden slats oriented towards the north east acting as a louver wall, allowing ample sunlight and ventilation to enter through the gaps, yet blocking direct heat from the sun from entering into the house. This also helps filter the air, should the occupants decide to open the window, they will be met by the tropical scents and cool breezes entering from the north eastern winds, taking advantage of the Philippines’ Amihan season.
The movement generated by the “in-between” spaces creates experiences on the hill instead of mere hallways. The shared balcony facing the east looks onto the lower garden and wraps the 4 volumes together. There is a dichotomy of nature and the built environment, embracing the beauty of the landscape, a dialogue between the hill, concrete, and wood. The design embodies a modern approach to the Cebuano family.
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ArchitettiBuck Richnold Sia
Design TeamMiguel Jorge Rocha, Ralph Anthony Catugas, Joven Christopher Vero
Curriculum studio / partecipanteZubu Design Associates is a progressive architecture and design studio lead by Principal Architect, Buck Richnold Sia and his Managing Partner, Jumax Morgia. Buck Sia started his own practice in the year 2005 and later on merge with Jumax Morgia at the end of 1st quarter of 2017. Zubu Design Associates already accomplished various projects from residential, commercial, institutional, hospitality, to interiors. Zubu Design Associates have also been featured in various publications, and Buck Sia was also named by BLUPRINT magazine as one of the top 20 designers under 40. Zubu Design Associates strives to be at least modern in all its works. This uncompromising quality makes the studio approach its works with serious thought process. This can be further detailed on how the studio value and work on progressive ideas, process driven design and justification through high technical details. Architecture and design should be an intellectual pursuit that can affect the experience of its users.