Ed Calma is one of the country’s best Modernist architects. He designed Steel to be constructed using tiles, paneling, and other parts in commercially available cut sizes. Because Magis won’t have to size the materials, and there will be zero scraps and wastage.
Steel offers an endless line of permutations for the cladding. “If you want to cover it with tiles, you may. If you’re going to cover it with glass, the eaves stretch out so you’ll still be protected from the sun. If you want privacy, you can enclose it, or you can use slats. This model may be expanded in modules, horizontally or vertically,” says Cariño.
The base model starts with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with options to have up to five bedrooms and up to four bathrooms.
Veil by Jorge Yulo
Vertical steel mullions form a veil shading the house from excessive tropical sunlight. The veil of square tubular steel lets air through to the house and allows residents to look out while preventing people outside from seeing in. The placement of the mullions is denser at the top and gradually loosens with each descending tier, creating a gradation of light and shadow inside the house.
The metal veil was made to rust to give the appearance of warm brown wood draped over the coolness of the raw concrete structure. The house may be completely draped on all sides or only halfway through, as pictured in the rendering. The use of raw materials makes the home low maintenance and invites the owners to enjoy its changing hues over time.
O by Joey Yupangco
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