This nipa hut inspired building seems to represent the three stages in the development of Philippine architecture and/or culture:
1. Pre-colonial - the sturdy and wet-proof nipa palm leaf is used on the roof;
2. Spanish Colonial Era - the second floor use of wood and sliding capiz shell windows is typical of the time;
3. U.S. Commonwealth Era - solid brick cement used on the ground floor.
Such mixed influences has surely molded the known flexibility of the Pinoy character who
through the centuries has learned to incorporate what he can from each period.