Almost all of us have our provinces that hold our most precious memories of our childhood. More often than not, those memories include old houses like bahay kubos and a vast field of grass that we all play on.
In the city, it is not that common to see indigenous materials being used as a part of houses. One reason is that using bamboo and ‘pawid’ or straw, like what bahay kubos use, may not be that durable, especially in our weather.
A Tropical Modern Home
This is what CO Construction envisioned in their latest design project that they posted on their Facebook page. In the said post, they featured a contemporary loft-type house that has a good mix of concrete on the lower floor and ‘Amakan’ or woven bamboo on the exterior walls of the upper floor.
It gives a refreshing yet sophisticated look to the house that is perfect for a starting family.
It may be situated by the beach or even in the mountains.
Here is another view of its exterior:
Let’s take a look at the interior of the house. The house boasts of a simple loft-type layout that has an airy and refreshing vibe. When you enter the door, you’ll see the living room the kitchen, and the dining.
To complement the balanced design of simplicity and elegance, a white painted wall with a wooden door will welcome the guests. Added with a light positioned a little bit lower, the entrance looks more appealing at night.
Here’s another look at the living area:
The living room looks best with a white sofa, wooden chairs, and a large TV set. Added with indoor plants, the family will truly enjoy the ambiance of the surroundings and the breathable fresh air.
The first bedroom is situated on the ground floor of the house. This is perfect for parents or the main room if you are a bachelor.
The Master’s bedroom is simple and compact, the bath is within its reach and is also simple but elegant.
While the second bedroom is on the loft, it is perfect for a home office, or the kid’s room.
Here is another look at the space you get on the loft:
Watch their 3D walkthrough here:
Having this as your home
Some people are worrying that the material that was used on the upper part of the house might not withstand the weather we have in the Philippines. However, CO is very prompt to assure them that the load-bearing walls that are used around the house are just enhanced with the ‘Amakan’ cladding.
They also shared that the starting budget for this house is around P600k+, but will of course be dependent on the other materials, the place, labor, and other professional fees.
If you are interested in having your house designed with class and elegance, don’t hesitate to contact CO Construction thru their Facebook Page.