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Building 101: 25 Tips for a Tropical Home

Decorating your own home? Here are 25 things to keep in mind

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Original Article: Coni Tejada

A tropical home is best suited to our climate, but it seems a lot of Filipinos want something else—Mediterranean, European, American Country, even!

Before blaming it on colonial mentality, maybe it’s a misinterpretation of the style at worst; unfortunately, the words “tropical style” are two of the most abused (and misused!) words when referring to home design. Do you really know what it is? Four Filipino architects—all with expertise in tropical design—give us the skinny on what “Tropical” really means. 

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Joven Ignacio is a professor of Tropical Design at the College of Architecture in the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Joel Paul Muñoz is an architect at Leandro V. Locsin and Partners.

John Pangilinan runs his own architectural company

Vincent Martin Pinpin is architect/designer of VMBP Architecturals, and is a lecturer on Asian Vernacular Architecture at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Read the original article ("25 Tips for a Tropical Home") in the April 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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