We were approached by the owners during the construction of a 500 sqm house in beverly hills, cebu. He wanted to have a tropical modern house for a facade. GIven the existing conditions of the construction and the existing layout of the rooms, we had to make most of what we can do. The front facade of this house directly facing the west, the harshest rays of the sun. We employed overhangs to each room , recessed with balconies to enjoy a full floor to ceiling glass doors and windows. We also had to mitigate the heat and light with horizontal louvers. You can also see a bare concrete face to minimize to many windows.
location: beverly hills, cebu
design : 2007
design principal : buck richnold sia
design team: michael litang, marcell casinay