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Nestled in the hills overlooking Metro Manila, a bachelor’s home celebrates concrete. It’s done in a Modern Concrete style, but the look is far from austere. Architect Edwin Uy said, “Most or all of the houses I’ve made take reference from the modernist period (50s) where elements were at their purest forms. The same is true for this house. The pattern outside is taken from a geometric graphic design from the 50s. The exposed steel columns, cantilevering, open planning are all from modernist principles of the mid-century.” There’s a hint of the minimal industrial chic in the walls, floors and ceilings. But for the color scheme, he opted to use warm hues for the furniture which are upholstered in textured fabrics. The gleam of metal of the pendant lamps, dining table legs, kitchen exhaust hood and fittings, as well as the glass found all over the home, add a touch…

Through the years, there has been a significant shift in designing powder rooms, both in commercial and residential spaces. Gone are the days of just laying out a standard cubicle with a decent water closet, sink and toilet paper holder to match. Nowadays, if you visit a friend’s house or a chic new bistro, you might find an elaborate buffet of toiletries, an intriguing wall paint selection, or a refreshing floral decor. Your home or space is an extension of who you are or the establishment you’re representing and the powder room is most probably one of the most used areas by visiting guests. Here are a few residential powder rooms worthy of another visit. U Residence (2.875 sqm) Designed with a Modern-Industrial aesthetic in mind, this powder room explores the subtleties of using cement- finished walls (Konstrukt Skimkote) to give way to the bold bathroom fixtures and graphic accent…