Halfway Home



Private Client


Shangri-la Salcedo, Makati

100 sq.m.

Interior Design & Construction Supervision


The original house was built in the 1960s by Leandro Locsin and was completed in 1968, two years after the completion of the CCP. It is no surprise that this 450-square meter bungalow’s pitched roof with a 6-meter cantilever was double the height of the structure itself. As a product of the same time, but hugely different scales, this house was not dissimilar in elements to that of The CCP – in monumentality and graceful lyricism of line and motif.

P+P felt strong reverence toward keeping Locsin’s original program, so our only major change was to treat the backyard as a courtyard, moving the house’s center of gravity from the living room over to the garden. By removing solid partitions that separated the indoor and the outdoor, the living room was extended towards the lanai, accommodating a casual dining and entertainment setup. This extension is separated by transparent glass bi-folding doors that open up a panoramic vista of the garden and swimming pool from the living room that the client loves.


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