House No. 10

Residential / May - Jun 2016

House No. 10

Eco-friendly and energy-efficient residences, such as prefabricated houses, are becoming more common in the Philippines1. Although it remains a small percentage of built homes in the past years, there has been an increasing awareness of building sustainable homes recently. Designers usually specify solar panels as a common solution due to a rise in the number of suppliers in the past few years. However, this needs a big investment. There are still a good number of basic solutions that designers can adapt to make houses eco-friendly. This house is a good example.

House No. 10 is an architectural and interior design project created for a family of four: a couple and two young boys. The homeowners had a tight budget but were opened to possibilities in non-traditional solutions and experimental designs.

DESIGN
Aesthetically, this house does not seem outstanding. But beauty is more than just skin deep, especially when it comes to incorporating eco-friendly architectural solutions.

 

Project Name House No. 10
Location Ayeia Westgrove Heights Phase 6, Silang Cavite, Phillipines
Completion Date March 2014
Site Area 363.57 square metres
Gross Floor Area 329.11 square meters
Number of Rooms 3 bedrooms; 1 maid’s room
Building Height 10.82 meters
Client/Owner Erwin Tumbaga; Jill Tumbaga
Architecture Firm Edwin D. Uy Architecture. Interiors and Design Office
Principal Architect Edwin D. Uy
Main Constructor AA Bobis Construction
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Antonio S. Olango
Civil & Structural Engineer Arthur Lazaro
Images/Photos Ed Simon; Edwin D. Uy Architecture, Interiors and Design Office

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