Philippines-based Zubu Design Associates has completed the House at Alta Vista.
+ Project description courtesy of Zubu Design Associates
The house is located in a gated community, with a terrain of high to very high slope. It also has a breathtaking view of the city. Since the lot is already oriented with the master plan of the community , the best view of the lot is only seen obliquely in relation to the main axis of the lot. We created a tilting box from the y axis to maximize the vista. This can be clearly shown from the red massing clearly with a different axis from the ground floor. This red massing houses the 2 main bedrooms of the house, the tilt also blocks off the neighbors house from the inside. A long cantilevered roof also blocks the structure from the micro-climate, heavier winds and rain, of the community.
+ Project credits / data:
Title: House at Alta Vista
Location: cebu city, philippines
Lot area: 500 sqm
Floor area: 400 sqm
Program: 4 bedroom house
Design model: Planar Composition, Massing
Design team: Zubu Design Associates (buck richnold sia, joffrey echivarre, francis abellanosa)
+ About Zubu Design Associates
Zubu Design Associates is a design studio that is dedicated to creating progressive and modern architecture. It combines innovative and experimental concepts, as well as the international style to the culture and climate to the local setting. The architects’ believe that a well design building is not only to comply to its basic use but It should provide as a beacon for provoking thought and creating emotion through space, light and form. The group’s plan is intertwined to form a unified thought. Zubu also believes the design process is just as important as the finished product.