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.
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|