H Residence by Utwentysix Design Studio
Two-storey H Residence was designed in 2012 by Utwentysix Design Studio for a young family of five and their dog Coco. It’s located in the Philippinian city of Alabang.
Description by Utwentysix Design Studio
This home was designed for a young family of five and Coco their dog. We responded to the project by aiming to create a home that would allow for increased interaction between family members, create a lot of open areas for the family members to congregate and to ensure spaces were multifunctional to serve the varied, growing and changing interests of the family members. Our solution was a well-designed plan for the house. We created an open plan to allow for better flow between spaces and increased interaction between family members. No single room or space is isolated from the rest of the house. We eliminated enclosed hallways, opened up pockets of communal spaces where it seemed other areas were becoming isolated and minimized interior partitions where it made sense. The result is an open plan house where every room flows easily into a larger one blurring the lines between spaces. The materials used were dark, warm woods with light natural stones to give an earth, airy and warm feel to the house, as well as creating a neutral palette to layer on the family’s colorful belongings and memories that are sure to be accumulated through the years. Lots of natural daylight spills into every space through abundant windows and a Big Ass Fan creates constant air circulation minimizing the need for air conditioners.