What is the Modern Filipino Home Architecture?

We're seeing what seems a unique Filipino architecture emerging in home designs lately. Are we finally having an architecture we can truly call our own---a real Filipino home architecture? Or is it just another seasonal kaleidoscope of different fads and trends becoming popularized these days? Will it prevail or will it eventually disappear, replaced by another fad design?

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Design Elements that Fit Every Filipino Home, and Which Your Home Should Have

Why your home needs these design elements. If you want a home that appeals to the heart of a typical Filipino family, make sure to incorporate these design elements. Every house should be a home. That's the Filipino home architecture ideal. We don't just design houses and interiors---we incorporate living into them. Or else, all … Continue reading Design Elements that Fit Every Filipino Home, and Which Your Home Should Have

Why Home Vegetable Gardens are a Must Today in the City

It used to be an option few people in the city took seriously. City people were used to the idea that vegetables were grown in rural areas, not in the middle of the suburbs. But my dad, as early as the 1970s, started his vegetable garden on our property in Quezon City. He woke up … Continue reading Why Home Vegetable Gardens are a Must Today in the City

Alternative Dirty Kitchen Ideas for Filipino Homes

Dirty kitchens are extensions of main kitchens to serve as some sort of a work area where the dirty jobs are done. So, if you want to preserve the beauty of your main kitchen (which serves as mere display) and refuse to have anything messy or violent to be done there, you set up a … Continue reading Alternative Dirty Kitchen Ideas for Filipino Homes

Vegetables in Buckets

Even if you live in a concrete jungle where the ground is covered with concrete pavement, you can have your organic garden right in your home. Just prepare plant boxes or make a makeshift version of them. Most plant boxes are of concrete, but you can make yours of other materials. One is wooden plant … Continue reading Vegetables in Buckets

Why Zen Houses Easily Appeal to Pinoys

Just one look and it appeals to your taste and captures the imagination. In fact, it's been a hit in Philippine home design. A lot of Pinoys prefer their homes to look like it, a bit Japanese a bit contemporary a bit conservative and a bit extravagant. Here in my neighborhood, almost every newly constructed … Continue reading Why Zen Houses Easily Appeal to Pinoys

Your Flourishing Organic Garden Right in Your Home!

By this time, almost everyone of us realize the importance of eating organically grown vegetables for health purposes. Tons of chemical pesticides are bombarded on most vegetables and the pesticides stay on them when we buy them from the market. And these chemicals never disappear during washing and don't die during cooking. So we practically … Continue reading Your Flourishing Organic Garden Right in Your Home!

How About Stair Inserts?

Ever heard of stair inserts? Stairs have always been a problem where proper space utilization is concerned. In college, as an Architecture student, we often took time deciding where best to place a stairwell so that our design, area relationships and smooth flow of movement wouldn't be compromised. At times, whole ground and second floor … Continue reading How About Stair Inserts?