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Recycled Materials Form a Creative Hub for an Artist's Rest House

This bahay na bato is the perfect setting for nurturing environment for a multitalented artist

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Original Article: Amillah Rodil Photography: Dakila Angeles Pictorial Direction: Gwyn GS Guanzon

Who says an artist needs a lot of space to nurture creativity? The Fernando-Amilbangsa’s Antipolo rest house may not be big, but it definitely allows infinite space for creative growth and inspiration. The home dubbed “Casa Fausta” by the homeowner's grandmother sits amidst a lush garden at the foot of Antipolo hills. The homeowner’s primary intention was to create a home that reminded her of old houses she grew up in. Built from adobe and natural wood and recycled materials such as wrought iron, capiz, and machuka tiles, this home evokes the mood and vibe of eras past.

Despite its size, the home is a painting and costume design workshop, a writer’s nook, a gardener’s paradise, and a dance studio. The multipurpose home’s main draw is its location, perfectly complemented by structural and design elements that are down to earth, rustic, and very Filipino.

Original article by Amillah Rodil. Pictorial Direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Dakila Angeles.

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Read the original article (“Creative Retreat”) in the Jan-Feb 2006 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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