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Cubo Modular Houses Made of Engineered Bamboo in the Philippines

Cubo has gained a lot of attention after its founder has been featured in mainstream media both local and abroad. The multi- awardee founder of Cubo Engr Earl Patrick Forlales, aims to solve the Philippines' housing problem by providing affordable modular houses. To achieve low construction costs, he uses bamboo, a widely available and renewable material in the Philippines, as his building material. Cubo treats and processes bamboo into engineered bamboo that is standardized, making it a more workable material than raw bamboo. Cubo then manufactures standard panels, which can then be assembled on-site by the Cubo team. The prefabricated modular construction system Cubo implements allow them to assemble a house in a matter of days. 

Inspiration for Designers Block

It's been a while since I posted it to this blog. I've been busy with a few things recently, and I've just come back from a long Christmas holiday. Since I got back from my holiday, I was faced with a lot of deadlines in the workplace. I had to work twice as hard to meet the deadlines in the office. What worried me most was the deadline for one of our residential projects. We only had a week left, and my brother and I still haven't had a design proposal. I've had a hard time coming up with a design. No matter how hard I try I can't come up with a concept. So I searched the net for inspiration. I found a website with a lot of incredible designs that started to work again. This was one of the best websites to feature many good architectural designs. They feature a lot of architects and designers who showcase their designs. Trendir is the magazine's website and brand. It has many useful sources for trends in architecture. What I really liked about their sit