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A Serene and Luxurious Escape in Batangas

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A vacation home with a simple and unusual layout, arranged around a canyon-like narrow view piercing its center, is the first house designed by Philippines-based architecture firm Archipelago. A real estate developer commissioned it as a weekend residence in Punta Fuego, Batangas, Philippines.
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The vacation house forms a cross shape when seen from the street. Little can be seen of the house, other than the glimpse right through the center.

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But inside, the narrow canyon opens up with an overwhelming jolt of sea view. The client’s brief was for a modern, serene and luxurious oasis to retreat from the city.

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Keeping the restraint of the narrow canyon is an unusual approach to a view. The cross shape seen from the street is repeated in plan.

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From the sides, the central stair is seen here as part of the rooms, both connecting and separating them.

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Throughout the cavernous but light interior, a quietly luxurious combination of Travertine stone is played against stark white.

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The restrained palette continues into the kitchen.

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Intersected by the central stairway, all of the living spaces are treated as one large room, which leads out to a veranda, deck and pool.

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The stair volume runs continuously from the street down into the water.

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It succeeds as an escapist dream, all with stunning views of Nasugbu Bay and the South China Sea.

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One comment so far to “A Serene and Luxurious Escape in Batangas”
  1. Worden Says:

    I love the pics I want a house like that! This is a great post I very much enjoyed reading and the pictures I love them. Simple yet perfect! Great

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