Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cabinetry Renovations

Location: Cebu City
Completion: May 2012

Cabinetry renovations for a master's bathroom, girl's and boy's bathroom and Altar completed  early this year.

Before pic of Altar area
New Altar located at the Family area

 Girl's bathroom cabinet
Before pic of existing cabinet
New suspended drawers

Boy's bathroom cabinet

Before pic of cabinet
New drawers
New bathroom cabinet

Masters' bathroom Walk in Closet
Existing WalkIn Closet
New Walk in Closet

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Before & After: Walk-in Closet

Design and Build: Erazo Inciong Designs, Co
Location: Mandaue City Cebu
Completion:June 2012 

 It has been a not-so-long journey since we have started this makeover since the 3rd week of May. This journey started  as a design concept to transform an existing dark bedroom and create an open type walk-in closet which can also function as a family room and a light and airy bedroom. 

Before pics: after dismantling outdated cabinets
Before pics: after dismantling outdated cabinets
Before: The room felt small because of dark colored walls

 We wanted a "clean", contemporary and unobstructed feel of the wardrobe cabinets while still maintaining a timeless feel, so we opted for a white lacquer cabinetry with apple green and silver accents.

New Lacquer White Cabinets with Sliding Glass doors

Wall-hung drawers to keep everything in place

Wall hung headboard which function as a side table

TV Area cabinet
TubeChair--accent chair at the TV Area.

 In the cabinets, everything has its place, socks, watches, formal gowns. It was also imperative that we use the full height of the the ceiling to maximize space and reachable space. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Portfolio:Oslob House 2(Site Structures)

Location: Oslob, Cebu
Client: Private

Completed just recently, the site structures were designed and built for easier accessibility to the main building(OslobHouse). The Site Structures-- composed of the Parking Deck, Suspended Walkway and the Elevator going to the main building--also included the perimeter fence and gate of the whole site.

Main Structure showing Elevator Shaft, Suspended Walkway and Parking Deck

Foreshore perimeter fence
Suspended Walkway and Elevator Shaft

Parking Deck

Driveway showing the Main Gate
Elevator Shaft

Service Stairs

Friday, March 30, 2012

Concept: Vortex (Multi Storey Mixed Use Building)

Area: 12,900 sqm
Client: Private
Project Year: 2008

As envisioned in 2008, the tower volume is composed of a series of dynamic, non-coplanar razor sharp planes which culminates in a faceted crown which marks the corner and forms the building’s secondary element, the vertex.  The planes are lifted up at the building base 3 levels up from a whirling mass of water, the vortex, revealing a small plaza at the corner where the structural column emerge from beneath the whirlpool.   

 The dominant surfaces of the tower at each side are pulled away from the building’s central volume creating a vertical fissure in the tower’s surface that provides a glimpse of the inner volume.  A vertical fin wedged from the base marks the tower’s presence and provides a visual signature at the tower’s crown. 

The design team sought to work in an environment of extremely close collaboration, challenging design assumptions across ALL disciplines in order to derive a thoroughly integrated solution.  This multi-disciplinary type of intimate interaction is essential to the realization of a successful efficient building, as each discipline’s design solution have an impact on all the other disciplines in a cascading fashion. For instance, one decision about glazing that allows more light into the building might also simultaneously increase the solar gain to the point where the cooling from outside air alone will not be sufficient to keep indoor conditions comfortable. 

This conflict was identified early in the process, acknowledging that high solar gains through the glass of the southwest façade would not only be uncomfortable for the occupants but may serve to deplete the thermal mass of its charge during the afternoon hours through long-wave radiative exchange between the warmed low level surfaces and the night-cooled thermal mass above. Thus, the exterior shade (blades) was introduced not only to provide solar protection but also to allow for a form-based visible architecture with a standard repeatable floor plan. Additionally, fins perpendicular to the northwest façade were introduced to intercept direct solar radiation during the afternoon hours when the sun would otherwise fall on the glazing simultaneous to the peak outdoor air temperatures. 

With the improved penetration of daylight, all perimeter zones could be designed with day lighting controls to dim the ambient artificial lighting whenever possible, allowing individuals to control a limited amount of local task lighting when performing tasks requiring more visual acuity.

 Most significantly, the architectural aesthetic has been intertwined with the engineering decisions made to minimize energy use.