The book will be a sequel to the book “Designing Filipino : The Architecture of Francisco Mañosa launched by Tukod Foundation in 2003.  The Beyond the Bahay Kubo showcases 16 premier residential projects designed by two of the leading proponents of contemporary Philippine Architecture :  Mañosa & Co. Inc. and A. Mañosa + Architects. 

Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa pioneered the incorporation of vernacular architecture and indigenous materials into modern design as seen in such landmarks as the Tahanang Pilipino and the San Miguel Building. 

Angelo Mañosa carries this legacy into the 21st century as a leading practitioner of climate-conscious and environment friendly design within a modern Filipino Template.

The 16 homes featured in this book embody the state of the art in contemporary climate-conscious design and illustrate key principles such as passive cooling, energy-efficient lighting and systems design and environment-friendly construction.  These green features are highlighted in each section.  The book showcases the next stage in the evolution of contemporary Philippine Architecture, and is an invaluable reference for homeowners as well as practicing architects, architecture students and educators. 

The book is 11” x 11” 200 pages with over 200 photographs of exteriors and interiors. Elevations and floor plans are included in each chapter of selected homes.