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The ecoKubo blogpost has been the most popular post after the Flood Calamity Tips and the Filipino is Worth Greening For so far. I, thus, looked for more examples of green house designs I have encountered, that I can show you. The Filipino is now getting interested in green architecture or green building. Wow!

I remember Architect James Pomeroy's presentation at the last Manilacon's Green Forum I attended.

Arch. Pomeroy showed their (Broadway Malyan's) project for Sime Darby. It is a project that was meant to spur development of more projects like it: eco-friendly! It's designed to be a zero-carbon house. 

Note: All images owned by Broadway Malyan

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ample sized windows to let in light
orientation set for optimal use available sunlight
note the gap under the house: it's on stilts to let in cool air

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Arch. James Pomery of Broadway Malyan

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solar panels for off grid, renewable power source
 it uses modular technology to hasten speed of construction and thus save on building costs
 the modules are designed for easy expansion: just add another module!

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let the nature in
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rain water is harvested
 gray water is recycled

I hope more Filipino architects can share their "green architecture" designs here in this learning forum. It's important that the laymen, the end-users, the market, the future residents or homeowners, get educated on the benefits of having a green home.

Comments

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Hannelore

One of the most challenging part of putting up an eco-house is the expenses. Given that you're investing everything at the start of construction for the long-term benefit, I wonder if your architect/engineer will be willing work slowly with you on your limited budget . . .

I think most individuals interested in building eco are very young. Youth is often associated to idealism and at the same time (unfortunately) limited source of income (unlike the more mature population who are well financed but at the same time --more often than not-- prioritizes comfort and grandness vs environmental sustainability. Peg it generation consciousness, whatever). If only this can be done with financial constraints factored in, even if the building takes longer, it would be great to have more eco-houses put up these days. Imagine a whole eco-village!

Dennis Morada

True, Michelle. It's about time we make our architectural designs more eco-friendly; and it's about time we clamor for them.
Thanks, for visiting the site.

Michelle M. Belen

Ya, I really hope more and more architects here in the Philippines will be interested in designing greener homes. They should really make the effort to find new and new designs that address the need of the present world;plus, they should also educate and entice the people about these eco-friendly homes.

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