Sunday, September 12, 2010

House at Xavier Estate | Zubu Design Associates

Philippines-based Zubu Design Associates has designed this house at Xavier Estate which features continuous strip, linearity and randomness.

+ Project description courtesy of Zubu Design Associates
House at Xavier Estate

Design Model: continuous strip, linearity, randomness

The house is located on a rectangular corner lot, with this opportunity of 2 exposed view from the street , we attempted to create a linear model for the house. Even as shown on the plan with the spaces divided by small pocket gardens, the house is bound by a continuous strip.

Continuous Strip

The strip is clearest on the north wall that connects the canopy of the ground floor to the roof eaves then to the wall and back. There is also a strip that binds the dining area to the garage in relation to the massing at the front.


Linearity can be seen almost at every aspect , from the plan to the elevations. The flat roof , massing and the random linear strips.

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House at Xavier Estate, rendering courtesy of Zubu Design Associates

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House at Xavier Estate, image courtesy of Zubu Design Associates

House at Xavier Estate - Ground and 1st floor plan, drawing courtesy of Zubu Design Associates

House at Xavier Estate - Elevation, drawing courtesy of Zubu Design Associates

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House at Xavier Estate - Section, drawing courtesy of Zubu Design Associates
+ Project credits / data
Title: House at Xavier Estate
Location: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Program: 5 bedroom house
Design firm: Zubu Design Associates
Design/project team: buck richnold sia, michael litang, joffrey echivarre, arbet cadayona
Floor area: 450 sqm
Lot area: 650 sqm
Design phase: 2009
Construction phase: 2010 ( under construction)

+ About Zubu Design Associates
Zubu Design Associates is a design studio that is dedicated to creating progressive and modern architecture. It combines innovative and experimental concepts, as well as the international style to the culture and climate to the local setting. The architects’ believe that a well design building is not only to comply to its basic use but It should provide as a beacon for provoking thought and creating emotion through space, light and form. The group’s plan is intertwined to form a unified thought. Zubu also believes the design process is just as important as the finished product.

+ All images and drawings courtesy of Zubu Design Associates

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