War on Heat 1: The Cover Up

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War on Heat 1:  The Cover Up.

WINTER IS COMING.

Just kidding, this is the Philippines. Even through the coldest months of December to February, heat is still one of the biggest issues to issues to handle in a Filipino house.

(This is the first of 3 articles on the War on Heat. So check in soon, and see if you can’t find anything that can help you against this godawful heat.)

It’s the age old problem. Even the OG bahay kubo and the bahay na bato were developed to combat heat and humidity. It might have been a completely different era, but techniques and components like long overhangs, and permeable materials and screens were developed to keep the heat out and let the home breathe. Today, these principles still hold true as methods of keeping a home cool and comfortable.

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