Our Philippine House Project – Roof Design

Our Philippine Home Venture – Roof Style and design

Our Philippine home challenge: Roof Layout

We’re developing our aspiration property in the Philippines and want it to have a Filipino flavor.  Our roof structure seeks to seize a bit of the design aesthetic of the basic Philippine indigenous dwelling – the “bahay kubo”.

Here’s a small about the architectural style and design of our roof.   Our roof design and style goes towards the craze.  Increasingly elaborate roof types are pretty popular, specially for properties that are or aspire to be “upscale”.  The more valleys, ridges, dormers and other difficulties the much more spectacular the residence.  Bob was introduced up in the northern U.S. the place each and every valley was a further place for ice and snow to develop up and induce ice dams and leaks to form,  so straightforward roofs are an instinctive choice.

These more than-complicated roofs are a new development in the Philippines.  Traditional Philippines houses had “dos aguas” or “quatro aguas” roofs.  These terms are a carryover from the Spanish “un tejado de dos aguas”, a simple ridged roof or “un tejado de quatro aguas” a hip roof.  The older users of my development crew continue to recognize and use these old Spanish phrases.





Simple gable roof

Straightforward gable roof

Hip roof

Hip roof

The hip roof has been quite preferred in conventional Philippine properties and for fantastic cause.  In a land where by buildings are buffeted by typhoons each calendar year, the hip roof is streamlined, offering the winds very little obtain.

Hipped roof Philippine house

The roof above was common in the 19th century but through the Commonwealth period 1 starts off to see a modification which provides roof vents.

Here's an example south of Cebu City

Here’s an case in point south of Cebu Metropolis

Closer is the old Guimbal, Iloilo Municipal building.  Guimbal has a new city hall but thankfully has preserved the older one.

House in Lucban, Quezon Province

In Western architectural lingo this sort of roofs are named “gablet” roofs or “Dutch gable” roofs.


Unquestionably the aesthetic for this roof  is inspired by the roof profile of the beloved Philippine “bahay kubo” native bamboo residence. Filipinos, rich or lousy, seem to be to have a deep attachment to lifetime in the provinces.  For Filipinos, the provincial existence  and the bahay kubo conjure up an idyllic paradise lost.  Of system Filipinos know about the hardships of provincial life, but all those never feel to dilute the romantic attraction of lifestyle in the provinces.  Just contemplate the present-day crop of Tv soaps which alternate between a sorid, squabbling everyday living in enormous, pretentious homes in Manila, life filled with greed, envy and bickering.  Then in a flash you are in the provinces, in a bahay kubo,probably with some very capiz windows–a harmonious pastoral daily life populated with kindly, wise lolos and lolas with birds singing and possibly a carabao contentedly ploughing in the track record!

Panay Island bahay kubo

This rustic bahay kubo roof design and style, transferred to wooden frame and concrete properties,  has progressed to include a ventilator in the peak of the roof.  We preferred to include at least some Filipino design and style into our house and also recognized the advantages of attic ventilation underneath our sizzling metal roof.  Here’s our unique design for a two tale home.

Perspective Drawing for our Tigbauan House

We lastly made the decision on a just one tale residence but kept the roof layout we favored so a great deal! Additional at /our-residence-venture-design and style-devolution/

Here’s a one shot displaying our bamboo bahay kubo and our property roof using shape.  See the similarities?