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
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