Not that it’s sad that I’ve been taught a wrong term. It’s just the eye-opening information I’ve read and learned. Let me just clarify some things about the bahay-na-bato.
- It has European and Chinese influences adapted to the climate, topography and culture of the Philippines. Clearly not purely European/ Mediterranean. It’s Filipino.
- The greater part of the ancestral house is influenced by Chinese traditional houses, rather than the Spanish. (Fernandez, 2011) Seriously, you have to read this one. It’ll shake your HOA 4 foundations.
So lucky to have met my brother’s thesis adviser Ar. Rino Fernandez. So inspired by his work. Swerte ng UST-Arki to have him as a member of the faculty.
Fernandez, R. (2010). Filipino-Hispanic Ancestral Houses: An Examination of their Architectural Form and Influences. Espasyo, 2, 2010, 85-98
Fernandez, R. (2011). Chinoy-Hispanic: The Chinese influences in Filipino-Hispanic ancestral houses. Espasyo, 3, 95-106.
Kindly excuse the watermarks. I cannot find the original ones since these photos are more than seven years ago. Shame. I think my mom has the files.