To in­dulge the cou­ple’s love of art, Jao de­cided to turn it into a space to show­case the cou­ple’s col­lec­tion of paint­ings by Euro­pean and Filipino artists

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com­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing struc­ture of the first house.” Jao, then, pre­sented an op­tion—the curved roof, which takes off from the idea of a soar­ing kite.

The cou­ple liked and ap­proved Jao’s pro­posal, which was im­ple­mented ac­cord­ing to their wish for a house ex­ten­sion that would blend well with the pris­tine views of the moun­tains. Thus, the curved roof is cov­ered with ar­ti­fi­cial turf, which helps achieve that vis­ual con­ti­nu­ity. “The curved roof, for me, is not a mat­ter of in­stan­ta­neous think­ing,” Jao ex­plains, “The de­sign is also func­tional as it is aero­dy­namic; the wind will re­ally flow through it.” Since hot air rises, a

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