The 4-Walls Residence features a modern and minimalist style of architecture for a small family in Alabang, Manila Philippines. The house design initially takes the proportions of a 10 x 10 x 11.60m cube. 4 floating walls wrapping the residence creates a more approachable proportion that allow privacy for the interior spaces.
The 4-Walls design translates the family’s need for togetherness. All bedrooms are located on the third floor while all the living spaces on the first and second floors. The integration of a balcony in the master bedrooms provides the residents a relaxing elevated outdoor space.
Taking these into consideration, the volume of the structure creates a “T” shape with all the bedrooms on the top floor. This “T” shape permits to generate two porches, one in the main facade for the entrance of the house and the other one for the back garden. The interior spaces of 4-Walls feature floor to ceiling windows that open up to open garden spaces.