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Angelo Siochi: This Architect Values the Use of Local Materials in the Home

When designing a Filipino home, you can showcase our rich culture and natural resources

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Photography: Mark Chester Ang | Vincent Coscolluela

“Filipinos love to eat, so in any design or planning, I always put the dining area as a center of the house or the home,” says architect and Real Living Style Spotter Angelo Siochi when asked about the most important considerations when designing a Filipino home. Aside from giving importance to the dining area, the architect also values the living area where we welcome and entertain visitors. Whether it’s a condo unit or a sprawling property, you’re sure to find bright, airy, and well-thought-out nooks in his projects. As the chief architect and creative director of AGSiochi Architecture & Design, Angelo follows a simple principle—form follows function. Every element or piece that goes into the home must serve a purpose and supported by aesthetics. His projects also have an aura of elegance that's still homey and inviting.

If you’re building your dream home or thinking about renovating a property, Angelo also suggests using local materials like wood and stone as well. “In architecture, you have to be true to your materials,” he adds.

Get more tips on how you can achieve a cozy Filipino haven by watching the video below:

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