Construction of a house in The Philippines

Eugene & Margarita Lorenzana house, single family house in Manila

Construction of a house in a residential area of Manila (The Philippines). A house of square plan with a central courtyard, acting as an open atrium: a cool place, a small enclosed garden inside the house that ensures climate control of it through the shade provided by the upper wing cover and a sheet of water with vegetation that helps to create evaporative currents.

This courtyard is the center of all the circulations.

The house opens to the rear garden, and is materialized with local materials: stone and wood, and incorporates the typical lattices of the building tradition in the Philippines.

  • year 2015
  • location Makati, Manila (The Philippines)
  • photographer Paolo Feliciano
  • contributors A. Llonch (arq.)