Ilanian Future Studio
The development area for the Kalayaan Forest Homes is situated in a lush, hilly rain-forested area of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (Philippines). These eco-friendly studio / homes float aboveground supported by cast concrete piers and are designed to fit tranquilly into their surrounding terrain, occupying a more minimal footprint in order to preserve as much of the naturally occurring jungle landscape as possible.
Individual homes will be comprised of two to four separate building volumes under a single roof that will be arranged in various combinations depending on the site’s natural terrain. Covered deck space will connect each separate living area making the home very open to the natural outdoors.
Sliding sunshade wall panels allow for natural airflow, eliminating the need for constant and costly air-conditioning. The sliding panels can also be closed into a locked position providing added security.
Finishes will be minimal and modern, employing interior and exterior built-in furniture and architectural components, keeping the space simple and the focus on the natural surrounding landscape.
•Passive cooling is a prominent feature of the homes through the help of planted roof gardens and climbing vine-covered exterior walls.
•Large floor to ceiling glass sliding doors let in ample light eliminating the need for artificial lighting during the day.
•Gray water and rainwater recycling systems will ease water consumption from the local municipality.
•Homes with optimal positioning for solar energy capture will have the option for photovoltaic panel wiring.