Damaged by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) the Yu Residence covered a major renovation where all the building plans had to be produced as soon as possible due the fragile condition of the home.

Project Name: Y House
Studio Name: VSA
Design Team: Jason Chua, Joshua Tero
Area: 250sqm
Year: 2014
Location: CEBU CITY
Consultants: Jemar Engineering Services
Photography Credits: VSA

Y House By VSA - Sheet2

The clients also expressed their desire to create an extension to the master bedroom as the current balcony was of little use to them.

Y House By VSA - Sheet3

We decided to highlight this extension through the use of aluminum cladding and added wood accents to tie the whole design together. To address the problem of heat gain along the attic, we provided steel louvers to filter the hot air out of the house.


By doing so, the presence of all basic building materials; wood, concrete, steel, and glass are clearly shown harmoniously throughout the home.


VSA is an architecture and design studio based in Cebu, Philippines. Their open-minded approach and tenacity to produce simple, innovative, and beautiful architecture have led them to work on a wide range of residential, commercial, hospitality, and master planning projects of varying scales.

They believe that to be able to design for others is a privilege, and they acknowledge the trust and confidence placed on them by their clients. In every project that they handle, they strive to produce designs that are not only timeless and identifiable architecturally but also sensible and viable economically. With this informed approach, they aim to create architecture that improves the built environment and the lives of the people who populate it.


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