ricardo bofill house
University Club, MN.
Photograph by Tim Laman
A coconut sprouts on a beach in Palawan. The Philippine Islands are incubators of life, soaked by both southwest and northeast monsoons, wind-whipped by as many as 33 typhoons each year, and beset by earthquakes and at least 17 active volcanoes.
The Ark by Narein Perera
Perched atop a raised terrain between the end of a rubber plantation and the beginnings of a sprawling jungle.
The bottom of the pool is “intensely painted to look like a pond, with about nine different colors of paint,” says Leva. “The first time my father came, he said, ‘you have to get someone out here because there’s algae in the pool,’ and I said, ‘No, that cost extra.’ “