Contemporary Courtyard House, Philippines

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Buensalido Architects a Phillipines-based design studio has renovated a dilapidated warehouse into a contemporary family abode. Completed in 2010, this single storey home is located in Parañaque City, Philippines.

According to the architects: “Upon seeing the old, original, dilapidated structure, we were quick to agree that the structure could be converted into a contemporary Philippines property by giving focus to an open, pre-existing courtyard right in the middle of the house.

“Instead of an excluded outdoor space, it is now stitched to all its rooms as they all flow into it both physically and visually. By employing a series of glass skylights above the courtyard, it now becomes part of the interior spaces as it can be used as an extension of the living and dining areas, but at the same time feel as if it were an outdoor space as people can still catch glimpses of the sky through the glass cut outs on the ceiling of this fabulous contemporary property in the Philippines.”

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