tropical house

Preliminary conceptual studies for small tropical villas on an island off of Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines. Envisioned to be an artist’s utopia, the island development aims to be an off-grid and sustainable luxury resort featuring indigenous materials, passive-cooling technologies, alternative energy sources. Forms derived from rock outcrop shapes of shards and fragments found on the island. Large overhangs, large fenestrations, sun-shading devices, pilotis structure, and wrap-around balconies respond to the tropical setting of the house. One side of the house faces a view of the South China Sea (2009).