It is a common dream for everyone to have a home — for Filipinos abroad who used to rent a small apartment back in the Philippines, or a young professional who plan to move out of his or her parents home before getting married, we all have our own version and definition of ‘dream home.’
However, the types of a house which usually has a strong bearing will always have one saying something about the type of lifestyle that you are leading. Across the world, there are different types of housing architectural designs and this cut across the medieval designs to modern day units.
Depending on any particular one in which are you are living in, studies have always created a strata of social classes. At the top will always be the affluent and the bottom is the poor or low income earners. In Philippines, real property business is always profiteering and it so happens that this part of the world is among the leading in real estate business.
Urbanization of most neighborhoods is on the rise, thanks to many high-ended homes which property developers have continued to build. In this post, we take a look at some popular house designs in Philippines. This is partly to help property buyers know exactly what the house they want to buy look like as also to help, housing facilities developers to know what is most preferred so as to tap into that market niche.
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A.The Townhouse Design
Also called the terraced house, this type of housing design is phenomenal in many parts of Philippines thanks to the fact that a majority if those who want to start a life that is a affordable before buying or renting larger property. In some quarters, this housing design is referred to as apartments given the usual row-like design in which you will always come across it in any part of the world.
It is arguably one of the oldest housing unit designs in Philippines and their economical nature is usually attributed to the small space its construction requires. It is therefore the most popular among those looking for property to rent.
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B. The Minimalist Design
Dating back to the late years of 1960s, the name of this housing design was coined from the way it was built using natural design elements which at the end of the day would be a depiction of lines and silhouettes. In recent years and especially in Philippines, minimalist housing units have become even more popular. Its fusion with traditional designs is what perhaps gives it’s a huge preference in areas in Manila.
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C.The Country Design
This is a housing design which is reminiscent of Old America and the units that were built during the colonial era. Ever since, it has become deeply rooted in the Architecture of America’s housing design and is today seen in some part of Philippines. Its strong semblance of cottage housing units has always evoked great charm among many admirers in Philippines and it is particularly seen in coffee shops.
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D.The Mediterranean Style House
Popular with upmarket areas of Philippines, this is one type of housing unit is popular with the bustling city of Manila and popular among the affluent. Other types of housing designs popular in Philippines include bungalows and mid-century modern housing units.
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E. The Native Filipino Design
Identified as truly Filipino, this design brings a rustic appeal of the old Filipino home: humble and nostalgic. Best situated in appropriate areas such as farmlands overlooking verdant hills. Such type of design brings a breathe of relief and close attachment to nature.