This single-story simple house is a modern take of the traditional Filipino nipa hut or bahay kubo. It takes the nipa hut’s traditional features that promote a climate-responsive design. This is designed for the lot facing the EAST.
The high-pitched roof is broken into two to allow for ventilation at the roof joint – this creates a stack effect of pushing hot air out.
The lanai is situated at the south side of the house to break the hot noon to afternoon sun. It shades the dining and living areas. The master bedroom has a window facing the east to enjoy the morning sun.
The roof eaves are kept at a minimum of 1 meter to provide shade all around the house.
The whole house is elevated to allow for wind to pass through underneath to cool the house overall.
The house is modernized through the choice of material. As solid wood is difficult to source, concrete is already used for the frame, walls and slabs. This will make the house sturdy in case of calamities.
Minimum Lot Size: (16.2m x 14m) 227sqm
ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST
|Structure Only||P1,400,000 – P1,600,000|
|Semi-Finished||P1,800,000 – P2,000,000|
|Standard Finishes||P2,200,000 – P2,400,000|
|Choice Finishes||P2,600,000 – P3,000,000|
- Rotate plan based on lot and north orientation
WAYS TO VALUE ENGINEER
- Lower door and window height to standard 2.10m
I like this design, but it wouldn’t fit my lot. What can we do?
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