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Minimalism and Eco-Sustainability in a Subic Home

Lush greenery provide a perfect backdrop for this spacious multi-level house

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Original Article: Michaela Lola Abrera Photography: Miguel Nacianceno Pictorial Direction: Issa Villar

A unique synergy is achieved when two equally powerful design concepts are merged into one project. This is the case with Sherry Apostol and Kevin Wickham’s home located at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

US-based Sherry and Kevin share a passion for art, green architecture, and travel – influences that have helped them create minimalist and sustainable home in the Philippines. Kevin’s dedication to creating living spaces that work with the environment was a major factor in the construction of the house which the couple initially described as uninhabitable. Originally a duplex structure, the building’s cement shell was recycled into one expansive space.

The interiors of this reconstructed and recycled structure can be best described as spartan and minimalist. Yet, the mood the permeates the home is one of warmth because of the environment friendly and eco-conscious efforts that were put into the renovation, as well as the lush greenery that supports and complements the otherwise austere foundation. This is Zen-inspired home that puts a premium into how the environment it is in affects, influences, and changes everything in and around it.

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 Read the original article ("Project Greenhouse") in the September 2011 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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