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

Leandro V. Locsin Partners reconstructs Casa de Nipa

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

BUDJI+ROYAL enlaces tropical design with elegance

Construction had already started. As every week passed and the mounting structural frame began demarcating the spaces of the house, the deeper the sinking feeling the couple has about the design. They didn’t know how

BAAD Studio designs a dwelling that thrives in its environment

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.

BAAD to Basics: building the comfortable Opposite House

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

Tropical Architecture for the 21st Century Book Launch

BluPrint's new tropical house book series launch was cause for much inspiration and celebration