This house, typical of the Philippine countryside, is built using nipa leaves and bamboo. The nipa are processed and sewn into 'pawod', and used to cover the bamboo frame.
Lean Interpretations from Philippine Vernacular Architecture
Summary The U.S. housing market has seen significant transformation in the last few years. The recent mortgage crisis and the ensuing aversion to sprawl; issues of climate change, energy and afford…
Ifugao House: ""The Ifugao houses are small but well constructed, standing upon four or more posts, which are sometimes quaintly carved, and are invariably provided with projecting shoulders to prevent rats and other small animals from gaining entrance into the house". [Worcester 1912: p. 884] "
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The Bayanihan Spirit
“Bayanihan” is a Tagalog word whose literal meaning is, roughly translated, “the act of being a country.” It lacks a concrete dictionary definition, for it can only be accurately explained b…