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Get the Look of Architect Gelo Manosa’s Tropical Home

Be inspired by this architect's Filipino house and invest in these handpicked furniture and decor

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Original Article: Katherine Lopez Photography: Paolo Feliciano Styling: Dagny Madamba and Tala Singson

In the past, our ancestors kept their homes cool even if they did not have access to electricity or modern technology–they simply chose lightweight native materials, raised ceilings, and different techniques to ensure cross ventilation. With these traditional bahay kubo elements in mind, Architect Gelo Manosa designed and built his own tropical Filipino home.

Inspired by Filipino practices, Gelo opted for triangular roof awnings to shield the home from the sun and planted trees in strategic spots for improved air circulation. The rooms are furnished with wooden pieces with woven details and more locally made items.

Discover how to create a similar look for your own home with these furniture and accessories.

Click here to see more photos and view the full home tour.

Read the original article ("Paradise in the City") in the April 2014 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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