Contemporary Houses in the Philippines

Contemporary Houses in the Philippines

by Robert Powell | photography by Albert Lim KS
ISBN 9789810904333
280 x 260mm
Hardback with Jacket; 224 pages
Pub Date: Aug 2014

Featuring 25 newly built houses, this book traces the remarkable surge in the number of sophisticated and elegantly designed homes in the Philippines. All the architects and designers featured are Filipino, many representing an emerging energetic younger generation of architects and interior designers in the country. The book depicts houses located in the metropolis and on the edge of urban conurbations, vacation homes over-looking the West Philippine Sea, country retreats at Tagaytay City and Cabuyao and island villas. Beautifully photographed and aided by numerous architectural drawings, texts include in-depth information about both houses and designers. A detailed introduction outlines the various influences, background and history involved in this fascinating building boom. Powell, aided adroitly by Lim, takes the reader through the evolution of residential architecture in the Philippines from the 1950s to the early years of the 21st century and highlights the diverse outcomes.

The Author
Robert Powell is a UK-based architect, city planner and writer. He was formerly Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. He is currently working on masterplanning projects in Nigeria, India and the UK. He is the author of more than 30 books including The Tropical Asian House, Singapore: Architecture of a Global City, Hassell: Poetic Pragmatism, Singapore Houses, The New Indonesian House and The Modern Thai House.

The Photographer
Albert Lim KS is an acclaimed Singapore-based photographer whose images have been published extensively in Architectural Review, Singapore Architect and Monument Australia. His photographs have illustrated numerous books including SCDA Architects ll: The Architecture of Soo Chan, BEDMaR & SHi: 5 IN FIVE, BEDMaR & SHi: The Bali Villas, Kerry Hill: Crafting Modernism and The Modern Thai House.

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