By Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong
25 Tropical homes of the Philippines gains most sensible Filipino architects and architects with rules which are fashionable, modern, and convey twenty-first century savvy. those targeted houses exhibit the easiest residential paintings via Filipino architects--outstanding works by way of 20 designers stepping past conventional conventions towards Asian fusion traits and overseas modernist structure. The publication bargains a travel of attractive constructions starting from gracious pavilion-houses in elite subdivisions of Manila to dependent holiday houses of Batangas and Mindoro.
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Taking his inspiration from the new European modernism espoused by the main proponents Rem Koolhaas and Philippe Starck, Yupangco challenges the common notion that a house is a static thing; he discards traditional concepts of space and form in order to break new ground for contemporary architecture. To him, every space is flexible, mutable, changing its function or identity to meet the needs of the occupants. The Ngo house thus represents a new way of thinking, viewing, and living in a flexible space.
CHESTER ONG Published by Periplus Editions, with editorial offices at 61 Tai Seng Avenue, #02-12, Singapore 534167. Text © 2005 Elizabeth V. Reyes Photographs © 2005 A. Chester Ong All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publisher. ISBN: 978-1-4629-0658-1 (ebook) Printed in Singapore Distributed by: North America, Latin America and Europe Tuttle Publishing 364 Innovation Drive North Clarendon, Vermont 05759, USA.
Echoing a pan-Asian trend and a larger trajectory for architectural development in tropical-belt countries, spaces in these homes show creative configurations of often-minimal spaces. Filipino architects and designers are also offering fresh approaches in the use of materials and architectural elements that cater to both the changing cosmopolitan tastes of an ever more discerning Filipino elite and the aspirations of a progressive, budget-conscious middle class. " "Cool" means more than fashionable façades and hip interiors.
25 Tropical Houses in the Philippines by Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong