Frame House | 2022 – Global Design News

Punta de Fuego, Philippines

Architects: Carlos Arnaiz Architects(CAZA)
Architects of Record: RN Ferrer & Associates, Inc.
Lead Architects: Carlos Arnaiz and Laura del Pino
Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura del Pino
Client: Ferrer Family

Project Description

The Frame House enriches the experience of the waterfront through architecture.

The house is located on a steep slope overlooking the South China Sea. The design consists of a compact arrangement of equally-sized concrete cubes, each with one outward-facing aperture.

Each cube defines a different room in the house and frames a specific view of ocean, sky, or garden. The first level of the home clusters around a sunken garden, while the second attention surrounds the pool, and the third orients the viewer out towards the waterfront.

By designing the house as a collection of concrete boxes, the architects were able to maximize the space. Poured concrete acts as an efficient technique to combine structure and utilities in one.