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A Two-Storey House with Proud Filipino Design

Indigenous materials and dynamic spaces complete a contemporary Filipino home

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Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Photography: Jun Pinzon Pictorial Direction: Carlo Vergara Styling: Issa Villar Architect: Angelo Manosa

Making a house feel “lived in” can often be a daunting task, especially if the space can be easily taken over by the look of generic modernity. But for homeowner Jimmy and architect Angelo “Gelo” Mañosa of A. Mañosa + Architects, the challenge was how to incorporate a distinct Filipino identity into the space as well as how to bring the outdoors in.

The result is an intelligently-designed space that takes advantage of the natural view corridors, garden backdrops, good ventilation, and natural light, while displaying a penchant for homegrown materials and a respect for traditional Filipino architectural details.

Original article by Tisha Alvarez. Styling by Issa Villar. Pictorial Direction by Carlo Vergara. Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

 Read the original article (“Pinoy Pride”) in the November 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. To download a digital copy of Real Living Magazine, visit Summit Newsstand at https://summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living.

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