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
Editor’s note: Although Casa de Nipa was not conceived in the present day, its preservation of the Philippines’ vernacular architecture exemplifies tropical design principles applicable in contemporary design. The house also provides historical context
It all began with the tree. Still growing, it stubbornly sat in the middle of the 570-square meter lot. Benjee Mendoza and An Bermejo of BAAD Studio were commissioned to build a house on.
Ask any child to draw you a house, and you get a square with a triangle on top. It’s the most basic form for shelter one can think of, yet nowadays, it’s surprising to