The idea of Philippine architecture is basically to respond to the country’s climate. Although there are many variations, generally the roof of the ancient Philippine houses, bahay kubo, were high pitched and usually open gabled to permit and increase ventilation. The steeply sloping pitch also protected from the wind and rain in the typhoon season. The roof also provided wide overhang eaves, to provide shade from the hot sun.
These houses were elevated three to four meters of the ground, supported by wood or bamboo to protect the structure from flood.According to the interview, Manosa said, ” From the point of view of a modern architect, the bahay kubo provides a surprisingly practical template for designing sustainable, climate-conscious, energy-efficient houses and buildings, Of course, we’re not