By Jessica • 23 mins ago
1545 Home is a residential task completed by LIMA Architecture.
The 550-square-foot residence is found in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.
1545 Residence by LIMA Architecture:
“The undertaking is a key renovation of a property built in the 80’s. The architects method is to breakdown the essence of the current architecture and design it once more taking into consideration the modernity of lifestyle of the 21st century.
Respecting the history of the existing architecture and providing an intervention rather than scrapping the previous design and commencing anew, analyzing essential characters of the old construction and complementing it with modern day information.
From the elevations, the architects had to review the lines and produce a singular composition that strengthened and compliment the authentic lines of the framework. Making a funneling effect to propose the relevance of the foyer leading to the main door, manifested by means of how the wood planks have been laid out in such a way that the leading effect is enhanced.
Hierarchy of materials was also considered. Having a sound background making use of all-natural stone and a softer material for the front center of the elevation bordered by a brushed stainless steel detail. Having the exterior materials go by means of the interior produces visual continuity.
The very same approach of juxtaposition of old and new was applied to the floor strategy. Producing confident it met the new requirements. The architects responded by examining the room as a total and independently and designed transitions to bridge the outdated plan and the new.”
Images by: Terence Angsioco