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This Industrial Contemporary Home Stands Out in Alabang

In just 4 months, architect Alistair Sadie was able to build his dream home completed with sustainable features and natural materials

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Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Dagny Madamba Architect: Alistair Sadie

If you ever get invited to a party at architect Alistair Sadie’s house, we’re sure that you won’t have a hard time locating the venue. His house stands tall in the subdivision, with the beauty of wood taking center stage. From the outside, guests will notice the spacious outdoor area and the flight of stairs leading to the main house. “The design idea came from the bahay kubo, particularly the silong. Back then, the silong was used to store crops, farming equipment, and the collection of water. I used that idea and made it part of the design with modifications. The available space features a garage, a receiving area, and the dirty kitchen. I wanted to divide the public area from the private area and normally its separated by walls. Here, the areas are spearated by floors,” Alistair explains.

The entire ground floor functions as a huge receiving area, with an open space that can fit around 60 to 80 people. According to Alistair, their last get-together saw almost a hundred people having a grand time in the space. Aside from using the bahay kubo as inspiration, the architect also had to consider the comfort of his pets and unexpected natural occurrences. “We have lots of dogs and we want them to run around. In case may flooding, we’re elevated and that won’t be a problem,” he shares. With plans of improving the outdoor area with more plants and greens, we can already imagine it as a little piece of paradise and the perfect venue for more parties. “We want more people to come here than us going to their place. They either come here and cook for us or we cook for them,” Alistair adds.

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