Balai Vernacular: Images of the Filipino's Private Space gathers three essays by Ma. Corazon Hila, Rodrigo D. Perez III, and Julian E. Dacanay Jr. on the three major forms of shelter used in the Philippines, which have not been designed by professional architects: the nipa hut, the ethnic house, and the urban shanty. These essays synthesize the in-depth documentation made by architecture students from all over the Philippines, emphasizing the architectural form, cultural content, and aesthetics of space of these houses.
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Softcover / 10 x 7 inches / 268 pages / BW