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A Renovated 1970s House in Pasig

Beyond the striking facade is a home that's in a constant state of improvement. Designed by architect Pierre Briones, the inspiring cul-de-sac property highlights a mix of Japanese, Scandinavian, and tropical elements.

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Photography: Jilson Tiu Architect: Pierre Briones of BRIOArc Studio

Standing on a dead-end street in an exclusive village in Pasig, this house can captivate anyone who passes by, with its unique structure and a beautiful façade that’s reminiscent of homes abroad. Would you believe that it took years before architect Pierre Briones of BRIOArc Studio and the owner achieved its current look? We’ve been to homes that took months to finish and a few spaces that required an even shorter renovation period, but this property stands out for all the good reasons. It’s a continuous work in progress—they took their time in making the right decisions, adjusted the layout to maximize the space, and completed it with well-thought-out pieces. “Maintaining a home is a never-ending process. It needs to adapt to the lifestyle of the owners,” shares Pierre. From the minimalist, Japanese-inspired exterior, the interiors showcase a balance between Scandinavian and tropical influences. Since the owners love having friends and relatives over, the overall feel is bright, open, and inviting.

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Watch this home's transformation in the video below:

With natural light streaming in from the windows and glass doors, it’s hard to imagine that the common areas used to be dark, gloomy, and cramped. In a before photo shared by Pierre, only a few details were retained like the arched walls. While transforming an outdated house into a modern space seemed like a huge undertaking, the whole project went smoothly as it’s a happy family affair. Pierre and the owner are cousins, another cousin who is a landscape architect worked on the outdoor area, and rounding up the dream team is Pierre’s brother as engineer/builder. “We’re lucky to be able to work together on this project. It gives me the freedom to do what I want and there’s transparency as well. We complement each other, tell each other if may hindi maganda, may give and take,” adds Pierre. Be inspired to build your own dream home and take a virtual tour below:

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Prior to the renovation, the house looked like a typical house with a gate and a garage. To maximize the space, the architect knocked down the old fence then moved the main door and a few windows.

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