The atrium serves as the axis of circulation and natural ventilation of the T residence. Here, the members of the household connect with each other: seeing, hearing, and conversing with one other, as the family occupies the dining area at the ground floor, the living room in the second, and the office at the third floor - proposing a shared, common space to foster Filipino family relationships.
The T Residence is a concept proposal rich in detailing optimized for the urban tropical setting of Metro Manila. The vision was to create a three-storey home within the city where one can live comfortably, a refuge from the heat and noise of the city.
Operable sunshades enable control over the environment of the T Residence, as the sun moves along its year-round solar path to allow for protection from direct sun exposure. Operable windows control the flow of air - allowing the building to "breathe" during the warm season, but also allowing the building to enclose itself to resist the entry of storm winds.
The T RESIDENCE
Status: Concept Finished
Credit: Carlo Llanto & Poncho Rulloda
Situated in a 200-square meter lot in Quezon City, the T Residence captures the vision of a tropical home in the urban setting of Metro Manila. Incorporating tropical design principles of natural cross ventilation, stack effect, and sun shading, the design of static and operable louver and perforated screen elements work in tandem to create a comfortable refuge from the heat in the metropolis.
A program of shaded interlocking living volumes and voids allow for the passage of air and light through the tropical home. From within, local vegetation, that allow the household to connect with nature, in and around the lot are a constant visible element as one walks through its halls. The combined architectural and natural materials and textures work in tandem to create a peaceful tropical sanctuary in the metropolis.