House No. 52: Nipa Hutink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, digital layout
8.5 in. x 11 in.
The Nipa hut, a pile dwelling structure constructed of bamboo, is the indigenous house of the Philippines. The stilts protect the house from flooding and animals, and they are often built over the water. The bamboo is naturally water resistant as well as prolific, making it easy and inexpensive to repair the houses.