Shade

When it's not raining it's sunny and both conditions require the same thing- shade/cover. People are finding their own fixes but this is one aspect we can improve that would improve livability and encourage people to walk and bike more. 

 Noel de Jesus and his family attach tarps across the street to create shade for the street stall outside their house. They let me rest there for a while to escape the hot sun. 

Noel de Jesus and his family attach tarps across the street to create shade for the street stall outside their house. They let me rest there for a while to escape the hot sun. 

 This family has a pop up tent usually rented for events but they uses theirs as a shade for parking and hanging out. Earlier they were having family dinner outside but my phone was dead and by the time I charged and came back they were done. They have a large house and even though they have space to eat inside, they prefer to still have some meals on the street.  

This family has a pop up tent usually rented for events but they uses theirs as a shade for parking and hanging out. Earlier they were having family dinner outside but my phone was dead and by the time I charged and came back they were done. They have a large house and even though they have space to eat inside, they prefer to still have some meals on the street.  

 Street space is converted to a pool hall when shaded. 

Street space is converted to a pool hall when shaded. 

 Another shaded sidewalk pool table  

Another shaded sidewalk pool table  

 Laundry area needs shade and open air drying.  

Laundry area needs shade and open air drying.  

We can look at historical architecture for design guidance.  

 Adjustable window shades are found on heritage homes such as this one in Navotas.  

Adjustable window shades are found on heritage homes such as this one in Navotas.  

 Although this is actually a narrow arcade it still Illustrates an early design technique used in early Philippine-Spanish colonial houses. Imagine a block full of houses like this and it creates a shaded, covered passage ideal for pedestrian use at high noon and during rain. This heritage house is located in General Luna, St in Malabon. 

Although this is actually a narrow arcade it still Illustrates an early design technique used in early Philippine-Spanish colonial houses. Imagine a block full of houses like this and it creates a shaded, covered passage ideal for pedestrian use at high noon and during rain. This heritage house is located in General Luna, St in Malabon.