New Vacation House-Palawan Islands, Phillipines


House designs for a new vacation getaway/retirement house are underway.

They are being prepared for our client Marla. The 1,500 sq. ft. 2 Br, 2 bath home

are being designed for site on the Palawan Islands, in the Phillipines. The design

will be 'self sustainable', featuring solar energy and 'off the grid' design.


The client chose the site which now has been named a 'Top 20' by 

Conde NastTraveler.



role: Arlene Warda, Design architect

architect of record: local architect, (associate architect, for final permit drawings)




Read more about it on Houzz Review here:

Article Excerpt: Conde Nast Traveler


20 Beautiful Islands You Won't Believe Exist-Article


Palawan Islands


It’s no wonder Palawan ranked as the most beautiful island in the world this year, as the clear aquamarine water, limestone cliffs, and lagoons of the island province of the Philippines are only the most basic highlights. Palawan is home to nature reserves on both land and sea, with dolphins just offshore, marine gardens of giant clam, sea turtles nesting on white sand beaches, 600 species of butterflies, and lush palm forest like a Gilligan’s Island fever dream. A subterranean river and seven lakes surrounded by craggy cliffs are the most popular sites, but travelers also love Palawan for its history: a period of Spanish colonial rule influenced the local cuisine, and World War II battles left sunken shipwrecks (now the domains of scuba divers).