LET THE LIGHT IN

PROJECT TYPE

Residential Architecture

LOCATION

San Fernando, Pampanga

STATUS

Design Development

Sunny House is a three-bedroom residence to be used as a family home. The design for this project was an exercise in balancing the homeowner’s request for privacy and bringing natural light into the house.



LET THE LIGHT IN

PROJECT TYPE

Residential Architecture

LOCATION

San Fernando, Pampanga

STATUS

Design Development

Sunny House is a three-bedroom residence to be used as a family home. The design for this project was an exercise in balancing the homeowner’s request for privacy and bringing natural light into the house.


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Code setback requirements were respected on all sides of the lot for this project. Though it made the building footprint smaller, it allowed for more outdoor space, and openings on all sides to get sunlight in. This also maximized the opportunities to create gardening spaces for the homeowner. There is a roofed garage with a pocket garden, a front porch and lawn. and planting strips along the fence. There is also another private garden with a deck at the right side of the house.

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Different measures were taken to address the goal of natural lighting. Window sizes were maximized, and to avoid overexposure to the sun, shading devices in the form of overhangs and wall extensions were used. One side of the house also uses glass blocks to let more light in while obscuring the view from the outside.

Clerestory windows are also provided wherever possible, so as to allow natural light to enter the room even when curtains are drawn closed. Windows in the entrance, kitchen and family lounge were also strategically placed to address the homeowner’s request for surveillance of the front gates.

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The material palette is composed of white-painted plaster, concrete, and wood for the exterior, strategically used to define blocks and also break massive forms on the facade. We used polycarbonate and steel for the garage roof to keep the porch bright.

This project went into development in late 2017 but unfortunately did not push through.