To get a better experience with our home designs, please download other browsers for free. Just click on the icon! Bahay na bato or the stone house served as the model for townhouses from the 19th century until World War II for many Filipino families, especially the mid-elite. The bahay na bato's original Spanish architectural design was repurposed to suit the Philippine climate using original building materials, in particular construction ideas from the bahay kubo. Here's four modest bahay na bato architecture layouts that embodies certain features of the traditional stone house. Concrete columns and the multiple windows are the most influences in this layout.

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Scarpa is admired for stirring up subtle emotional experiences through the layering of spaces, the harmony of materials, the layout of design in relation to the outdoors, the combination of basic materials with precious stone, overlapping and intersecting lines and architectural details that become decorative elements. Christian Tinio is a contractor who also runs a real estate business in Luzon.

Over time, he collected beautiful hardwoods. He and wife Tonet decided to send their sons to study in Metro Manila. Tinio was able to use the supawood and dungon, which he had accumulated over time. A long, rectangular portal serves as demarcation. It also creates a threshold between the outside and inside. The gray tile pavers blend with the colors of the walls, establishing a sense of continuity. Calma points out that the house adopts bahay-na-bato features, such as the contrast of stone masonry with glass and translucent materials.

Instead of traditional capiz windowpanes that diffuse the light, he favors an onyx wall that is backlit at night. Foremost is visual continuity. Tall doors intersect with the ceiling, creating the illusion that one is the extension of the other. The unified tiled flooring from the living room and formal dining room runs through the poolside, achieving a generous space for entertaining when the sliding doors are open. Bathroom counters and walls are of the same tile; headboards extend into working desks.

A hidden shoe cabinet becomes part of a stair landing. Cabinets disappear into walls in the dressing room. Supawood wraps around the floor to the ceiling in the spa. There are other recurring motifs. The swivel door features a slim vertical metal strip handle that intersects with the strip light on the eave.

The clerestory windows also allow daylight, the better to appreciate the true colors of the materials and the artworks. Over time, Calma has created drama through his sculptural staircases and layering of space. An homage to Scarpa is the uneven sizing of steps to produce a sculptural rhythm, in place of uniformly boring steps.

Inside, the main staircase is admired for its stark geometry. The steps look like hardwood planks that are stacked one on top of each other.

From a distance, they become a succession of intersecting lines, framed by a clear glass baluster. The stairway is placed against a window that offers a view of the bamboo fence and the sloping driveway.

It lends the illusion of being part of the house and part of the driveway. The house is furnished with Italian lighting and furniture and designs by Patricia Urquiola. Calma collaborated with sculptor Jinggoy Buensuceso for the artworks. A Mondrian-style gate doubles as a sculpture and a boundary.

The house is a fine example of how Calma continues to evolve despite the challenging conventional ideas of architecture. He shows how a walk through the house can be mesmerizing with the use of space and its interaction with the landscape, highlighted by raw materials and artistic details. Reprinted from Cocoon Magazine Issue No. Benefits of good facial massage. June 5, Trending Trending. Now Week Month. Miss International pageant cancels competition. Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars.

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In this series we asked artists, photographers, fashion stylists, makeup artists, and other creatives to share photo diaries of life in quarantine. He favors the stone for its delicate translucency and the movement of white and gold veins.

By: Marge C. The stairwell is a play between the warmth of wood and the coolness of glass. Calma takes these elements and creates from them. The visitor can appreciate the rectangular portal that creates not only a boundary, but a frame. In the U-shaped house, the spa, the living room and the lanai frame the pool. Drama The clerestory windows also allow daylight, the better to appreciate the true colors of the materials and the artworks.

GEOMETRY Calma creates a double-volume effect in the living room,with the layering of spaces and play of floating planes and rectilinear and diagonal lines. The pool makes the house feel expansive and graceful,while also evoking a sense of containment. See all results. Remember Me. Sign In. Enter username or email.


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