Vahay: Documenting the Story of the Ivatan House (HB)
Vahay: Documenting the Story of the Ivatan House records what could be the last of the stone houses in Batanes. Over the past hundred years, since they were introduced by the Spanish missionaries, the traditional vahay has protected Ivatans from the harsh climate of the islands. Around a thousand remain today in varying conditions. While many are still being used, only a few are well maintained. An increasing number are being abandoned in favor of contemporary architecture. Existing laws against the cutting of trees and the extraction of lime also hinder their preservation. This book is the outcome of the Batanes Documentation Project of the De La Salle University-Social Development Research Center with the support of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.
National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Philippines
Hardcover / 11.25 x 11.25 inches / 210 pages / Color