The turn of the century bahay na bato or “stone house” — the Old Manila Nostalgia blog correctly renames it the bahay na bato at kahoy — is. Parts of the Bahay na Bato: characteristics. Wall partitionswood with calado above. Ceilings canvas, sawali or tin. Ground floor charcoal, sand or gravel floored. Bahay na Bato (Geometric Style). Picture. Bahay na Bato (Geometric Style). Picture. Bahay na Bato (Floral Style). Picture.

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Here’s A Complete List Of The 46 Parts of A Filipino House

A few towns have made an effort to preserve their architectural heritage. Latticework panels that framed the translucent capiz shells used to completely shut windows at night or during a storm. This is why the Bahay na Bato adopted its design to our own Bahay Kubo since it can withstand an earthquake.

The unique style of the north, commonly in the Ilocos Regionusually bases its design on brick materials, common in Bahay bahaay bato, churches and other constructed buildings, walls, monuments and fortification of the area. The sala mayor at the Lizares mansion in Negros.

In a bahay na batothis was sometimes used as storage of family jewels and jars of silver coins. Blank boards were slid in and out to regulate the amount of air and cover the ventanillas completely.

Some of these materials included bricks, mortar, tiles and stone. And that the word bahay-bata”house-child”, is the word for uterus; where life begins. The Filipino colonial style Bahay na bato influence is very evident in the Rakuh building.


The dwindling use of wood in construction can be blamed on the loss of pxrts great forests that once covered the islands with a seemingly endless supply of lumber. The Architecture of Augustinian Churches in the Philippines.

Bahay na bato – Wikipedia

A vertical pillow rack used to air-dry pillows, bed linens, and banig woven mats during the day. Glowing accounts of towering palaces and splendid mansions reached the peninsula.

The Bahay na Bato was spacious. Like bahay kubomuch of this ground level was reserved for storage; in business districts, some spaces were rented to shops. Homeowners who may want to recreate the look and feel of an ancestral house might also find this glossary helpful:.

Manilathe capital of the Philippines, has one of the most diverse style of Bahay na bato, ranging from the early period of Spanish colonization to the American era.

What once embodied the character of the urban landscape and the heart of Filipino life will be blown away by the winds of naa. This is a book to peruse with its many photos and drawings if you’re interested in the subject. Clusters of these wooden houses clearly were predisposed to fire.

In fact, one often thinks that they bwhay under contract to the Government for just that purpose. As the name implies, the lower walls of the classic bahay na bato were traditionally finished in stone or masonry.

This Old House – The Traditional Filipino House

Glenn Martinez is a heritage enthusiast and a travel blogger. The opening of Manila as a ja port encouraged BritishGermansFrenchand other foreigners to set up businesses on the Escolta and adjacent streets, and the majestic Bahay na Bato buildings were built. The wealthy families who benefited from this economical uplift used their wealth as bshay passport for higher education. Not only that, nipa or cogon can also easily catch fire.


This caused the Spaniards to find a new way to construct their houses with these problems in their minds, hence the rise of the Bahay na Bsto.

While the Bahay Kubo is for those who builds the Bahay na Bato.

These rooms are located on the second floor living quarters. There are also some regional differences but they all have some features in common.

A status symbol were the calados designed with art nouveau patterns aprts famous sculptors of the time such as Emilio Alvero and Isabelo Tampingco. A few years ago I began to notice that many of these houses were either abandoned or disappearing altogether–victims of changing family fortunes, good and bad–and the ravages of nature and time. A bell-shaped glass jar or bell jar that was used to encase statuettes or a diorama of biblical scenes.

Skip to main content. In Vigan, capital of Ilocos Surmany home owners chose to build both stories in brick, which was available in large quantities.

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