A simple warehouse structure for a commercial depot , this structure creates a challenge in creating an identity of the building.Usually designing such a facade makes a very unflattering building . our challenge was definitely a “volume” on the facade , not aiming for a “flat building”. this was achieved through creating an volumetric canopy on the side which in turn transforms into the eaves at the roof and the entry canopy. This volume frames as well , the openings and the commercial signages, thus creating a very coherent look.
The building contributes to some sustainable features such as maximizing north-south axis for natural light, porous surface parking and rainwater collection with first flush diverter.
This is a phased development – where a hardware depot will occupy the 1st phase , the 2nd phase will be another flagship that can complement for the hardware depot.
This is an attempt to create a sophisticated commercialization of the hardware industry.
the overhang frames the signages
program: commercial depot
location : danao , cebu
client : zscape development corp.
lot area : 5,200 sqm
floor area : 2,000 sqm
design team : buck sia, michael litang, joffrey echivarre, jess baraga, richard lo