Projects

May-Jun 2014

 

D-House

Constructed on 200 square metres of land, the D-House is a single-family detached house that embodies self-reliance and environmental conservation. It is a modern take of a bahay kubo, a stilt house indigenous to most of the lowland cultures of the Philippines. The project’s master plan goes back to basics of rural living—a house with a backyard garden to grow fruits and vegetables, or a nearby pond used for fish culture which can be a source of livelihood or additional income to a family.

RAINWATER MANAGEMENT

The design incorporates a comprehensive system of water collection, filtration, and distribution. Rainwater collected from the gutters and downspouts are allocated to water planters on the green roof. Water from the roof and canopies run through the downspouts and is then diverted to the connected underground water chamber/reed cisterns. These underground water chambers store collected water which is filtered using the reed bed system for distribution and reuse.

ON-SITE FOOD PRODUCTION

For this project, land area was maximised to accommodate agriculture and aquaculture to a family of urbanites who have no prior experience in farming and aquaculture. Low-water maintenance vegetables and low fruit bearing trees are grown in their small urban farm. In addition, the pool is utilised for in-house culturing of freshwater fishes such as catfish and tilapia. To conserve water, collected and treated rain and grey water irrigate the farm and fill up the aquaculture pool.

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Project Data

Project Name
D-House
Location
Antipolo, Metro Manila, Philippines
Completion Date
March 2011
Site Area
402.31 square metres
(house = 209.31 square metres;
garden = 211 square metres)
Number of Rooms
5
Building Height
10.69 metres (including raised
1.2 metres flooring from sidewalk
level)

 

Client/Owner
Edgardo D. Daya
Architecture Firm
LDG Architects
Principal Architect
Ma. Luisa D. Daya-Garcia
Landscape Architect
SGS Landscapers
Electrical Engineer
Jess Pederez
Civil & Structural Engineer
Ping de Leon
Images/Photos
LDG Architects; Arkirunas

 

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