PK Home / 8×8 Design Studio Co.
Textual content description offered by the architects. Situated in Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines, PK Home was designed as a tranquil weekend house. The positioning is situated about 3 hours by way of highway from Metro Manila and incorporates a hilltop topography. The property is bounded by vantage views of Balayan Bay to the East and South views, with a mountain vary to the West. Having loads space of three hectares, PK stands within the middle of the lot as a pivot for future developments and to learn its peak vantage of surrounding views.
PK is an acronym for Undertaking Kubo, having the ‘Bahay Kubo’ as the basis essence of the Undertaking. ‘Bahay Kubo’ is a kind of stilt home indigenous to the Philippines. As a quick description, Bahay Kubo is a thatched roof home lifted in stilts by wooden posts. It features to be lifted to have the bottom space because the ‘Silong’. It is a utility space historically supposed to retailer instruments, harvests, and livestock. It additionally serves as a respiratory area to chill the lifted fundamental home, which known as ‘Bulwagan’. The ‘Bulwagan’ is the central area of the home, which affords open and versatile areas for residing and sleeping areas. The home is then topped by a thatched hip roof that cantilevers to the perimeter as a tropical defend.
PK is a up to date iteration of the Bahay Kubo’s profile. It incorporates a Silong area on the bottom degree that gives an open-air communal area, the Bulwagan on the second degree, and isolating the third ground for the Grasp Bed room.
The Silong on the bottom degree was designed to be a multipurpose area for gatherings of bigger teams. It’s configured as an open format, that includes a 9.0-meter-long Iron Wooden Desk on the middle, surrounded by lounge nooks, and the primary kitchen as a gallery for social gatherings. At its East and South edges are the pool deck and a firepit courtyard. These lengthen the communal space of the Silong to its exteriors and are bounded by a lap pool and sizzling pool on the east finish. These areas and parts have been composed as a collection of experiences upon entry of PK and highlighted the top view of the stress edge pool extending to the ocean horizon.
The second degree options the Residing Space enveloped in operable glazing panels to its North, East, and South views. This area is wrapped with a fringe deck to permit for vantage factors to view the wealthy surroundings of the seaside and mountain vary. The perimeter decks are cantilevered platforms that function protecting eaves for its decrease degree.
The third degree configures the Grasp Bed room as a singular inside area and highlights to welcome the dawn view panning from the ocean horizon. It incorporates a picket Inoki bathtub to the northeast nook and is enveloped by a Turnable Glazing System from Vitrocsa. These are operable to slip and stack apart, integrating the inside area to the perimeter deck and having a full notion of the third-level airplane as an expanded area.
PK is topped by a roof deck area as a scene for intimate open-air gatherings with a Barbecue Bar. Because the apex of the construction, it permits for an total view of the encircling Calatagan nature.
Designed as a three-level construction with a roof deck, it was constructed with metal framing to streamline the development course of. Having a seaside orientation, the method concerned intensive sandblasting and protecting seals of all metal members to stop corrosion. These ranges have been cascaded and layered to create a tapering upward profile, simulating a silhouette of a pyramid, as an iconic presence on the positioning. These cantilevers perform as a climatic response in defending the inside areas from excessive tropical warmth and harsh climate situations. The general composition of parts of PK Home was orchestrated to realize a porous layering of areas whereas absolutely addressing the tropical local weather of the positioning.