Micaela Benedicto’s Z House speaks the vernacular like a native

The most effective strategies for sustainable design are the cheapest and easiest to implement—the very same strategies our forebears used for millennia in response to geography and climate. This realization has prompted some Filipino

Seshan Design fulfills the needs of a multigenerational household

The house Seshan Design has crafted is a two-storey concrete box in a street of aging, clay tile-roofed bungalows, an outlier in one of the older residential  suburbs of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The west-facing

The simplicity of tropical living in the Garden State

From the street, the house looks like a perforated steel box resting on a concrete slab. If one were to peer over the front gate, one would see massive blocks of wood holding the

Green design meets modern tropical living at this versatile home

King Albert Park sits just off Bukit Timah Road, hidden by twisting lalang grass that spirals out of the old Malayan railway corridor. In daylight, the sprawling trees crisscross light and shadow onto the quiet street

This Terracotta House enables a family’s modern lifestyle

The Terracotta House stands out like a sore thumb. The monolithic form elevates it from its neighbors, the majority of which are bungalows with pitched roofs. Clay tiles held together by steel rods wrap

Ding and Isabel Asuncion design a modern oasis

From the start, architects Ding Asuncion and Isabel Berenguer-Asuncion knew exactly what they wanted if they were going to build their own house. “We always wanted a small house in a big property, because we