The Modern House: Reincarnations of the Bahay Kubo


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo - Cebu City

The Modern House: Reincarnations of the Bahay Kubo

Once upon a time, there was a great bamboo stalk. The stalk among many things was warm and fuzy. It had two beating hearts. After a few years the bamboo became full and burst and out came the two great lovers: malakas and maganda. They gathered the splinters and built their home. Malakas from the bottom of his heart used his hair to tie the bamboo to build the rafters and maganda used her light to shine on the home. From them started all the Filipino race. . . . and the legend of the Bahay Kubo.

The bahay kubo has gone a long way from its early beginnings. It was time that tested the kubo’s strength and has grown all our myth of heroes and tribal chiefs with banig (sleeping matt) on the bamboo floor. Read more of this post

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Bahay Kubo: The Quintessential Philippine House


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo - Cebu City

Bahay Kubo: The Quintessential Philippine House

The Filipino Bahay Kubo

The Filipino Bahay Kubo

Bahay kubo, kahit munti                      The kubo house, though small
ang halaman doon, ay sari-sari            The greens around, are variety
singkamas at talong. . .                        Jicama and eggplant . . .

The song bahay kubo sums up the simple life and beauty of the country life. For those not acquainted, the bahay kubo is the Filipino word for house. Read more of this post

Ken Yeang on the Future Design of Modern Cities


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Ken Yeang on the Future Design of Cities

Architect Ken Yeang Picture

Architect Ken Yeang Picture

Architect Ken Yeang is one of the Award Winning Read more of this post

Green Schol in Bali, Indonesia: Aga Khan Award for Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Green Schol in Bali, Indonesia: Aga Khan Award for Architecture

There is a price for Industry. We Pay it in full to the Environment. But destroying the Environment is not the solution. There is an alternative way to live which sustains life.

Design for Railing and Staircase Railing

Design for Railing and Staircase Railing

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