Modern. Iconic. Smart.

Batanes in ithself is a majestic place in the Philippines. Yan+Sotto Architects and Builders designed a residential house that can quickly be called home by the sweet family that it will shelter. A striking design feature that it has is its clean and massive slabs with natural stokes for detail. This design feature is made to make it seem like floating. These bold parts is made more comforting and hospitable by the use of wood and airy openings. The warm and breeze weather is one of Batanes' best features and the openings create a bright and relaxing retreat, very different from the city. "Floating Mass/Matter" It is lifted with a wooden platform creating a smooth transition from nature to a more modern structure.