Modern Architecture in Cagayan de Oro Davao Cebu Iligan Mindanao Visayas Philippines - BLASCO ARCHITECTS Tetrapolis 7

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Modern Architecture in Cagayan de Oro Davao Cebu Iligan Mindanao Visayas Philippines - BLASCO ARCHITECTS Tetrapolis 2

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Modern Architecture in Cagayan de Oro Davao Cebu Iligan Mindanao Visayas Philippines - BLASCO ARCHITECTS Tetrapolis 1

Modern Architecture Iligan Cagayan de Oro Davao Cebu Philippines - Tetrapolis Drawing


This is the predictable design approach in housing developments around the country: force a grid-iron lay-out on site, proliferate it with typical housing units, then highlight the development with a clubhouse at the center.

Tetrapolis is a conceptual alternative to housing developments by introducing various unit types that can then be clustered to form a cohesive structure - like the game tetris. The project aims to challenge the monotonous housing industry by introducing variety and identity. 
 
In response to the environmental challenge posed by the competition, a public space was created at the center of  the development as the highlight of the project. On a good weather, this space acts as the communal plaza. But during typhoons, this space acts as the main water drainage and transforms into a central water feature.

The idea is to create something positive from something negative -  a counter proposal to the competition itself. Instead of designing against the elements, we must design with it.


Tetrapolis
Type
Competition
Location
Date
Collaborator
Housing
Design Against the Elements
Taguig, Metro Manila
2010
BbAGO