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BluPrint Defines Lor Calma’s Home as a True Testament to Modernism – with a God.

Joseph of BluPrint has written a spectacular article that explains how Nietzsche’s godless Modernism doesn’t exist in Lor Calma’s home.

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Joseph of BluPrint has written a spectacular article that explains how Nietzsche’s godless Modernism doesn’t exist in Lor Calma’s home.

As a well known interior designer in the Philippines, his home took three years to construct and defied the Mediterranean trend at that time and built a modern house instead.

Photo: ED SIMON – BluPrint Feb 2018
Photo: ED SIMON – BluPrint Feb 2018

BluPrint Joseph was tempted to fill the spaces like any Filipino designer, but true to Lor’s minimalist design, he didn’t mind the empty space. True enough, his children also helped to keep it uncluttered, as they picked furniture from their dad’s home and moved it to their own through the years.

My children have been carting off furniture to their own houses, piece by piece, including the former dining set and the chandelier.

LOR CALMA, BLUPRINT, 2018

A series of connected boxes and even when glass and aluminium technology wasn’t reliable at that time, he managed to design a workaround that would catch rainwater and pipe cool air.

His inspiration for his own home? Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut, USA.

I wanted to capture the transparency of space and the penetration of the natural into the artificial.

LOR CALMA, BLUPRINT, 2018
Photo: ED SIMON – BluPrint Feb 2018

Calma envisions that his home will be a public gallery of his work, though the writer doubts it to happen as the house is situated in a village that is probably the “most tightly guarded” in the country.