crossvent house

Photos by: Buck Sia

We designed this house way back 2006. We had an opportunity to design this house because we believe that architecture can be done right even with a economical budget while maximizing the space.  This was one of the first houses designed for Zscape Development. The house, for afamily of 4, is located on a 64 square meter lot.

The house maximizes on cross ventilation as shown on the upper floors with clerestorey windows all around the house. Due to the windows around the house , comfort is felt even when the lowest point of the ceiling is only 2.27m. There is also a firewall at one end of the property to maximize the site.

who says modernism is only for the affluent….

front view


right side view

night shots



floor plan, elevation and section

project credits:

program: 2 storey residential , 2 bedroom

location: pardo, cebu city philippines

client : zscape development corporation

lot area : 64 sqm

floor area : 70 sqm

principal architect: buck richnold sia

design team : jonas pacifico, archie calledo