Modern Nipa Hut - Jonathan Viaje Dangue,
Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines
Home in the modern world needs to be green and sustainable. The design is inspired by Philippine Nipa Hut which features sustainable design. The floor area of the house is about 162 sqm. The house is elevated from the ground to have good views of the bridge and the site and for floor ventilation. Vegetables are planted into window garden which could help in cooling the house and providing source of food. Reclaimed hardwood posts, floorings and walls from old houses located near the area are used. Most of the floors are made from spaced floor recycled wood for floor ventilation. Louvers and blinds in the east and west side of the house are used for sun shade. Double roofing is used to have a stack effect of heat into the house for natural ventilation. Every room has a minimum of two windows for cross ventilation and taking advantage of the views from the site. Used of ventanillas into the windows, open core stairway and room wall vents for natural ventilation and day lighting. Used of day lighting diffuser like light shelf and skylight tube to permit daylight enter the rooms while blocking the heat from the sun. Parking and some areas on the ground used gravel or grass. Rain water is collected from roof and stored into water well and used for watering plants and flashing toilets. Use of solar panels located into south to generate electricity.