The use of reclaimed wood for a resort design

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Project by Benji Reyes posted 1615 days ago 4618 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For nearly 4 years now, I’ve been working on Maribago Bluewater beach resort, Mactan, Cebu as their design consultant. The pavillions, Spa, swimming pool area etc, are all my designs. Here are some photos of my baby… All woods used are reclaimed from century old houses. For fellow LJs planning on an Asian vacation with their family, Check this baby out. To view more photos of the resort, follow this link.
Have a blessed week.

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#1 posted 1615 days ago

I visited Cebu in 1978!
Very nice place.. maybe a little before your time..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Benji Reyes

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#2 posted 1615 days ago

@ degoose, Not really, I was a first year architecture student in 1978. I’ll take it as a compliment though. LOL!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#3 posted 1615 days ago

My vacation budget covers picnics in the back yard this year Benji, but thank you anyway.

The design you’ve accomplished for your baby is fantastic!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 1615 days ago

Beautifully done. The beds on your facebook link, how are they suspended? I assume that a wood frame suspended from the wall wouldn’t support enough weight.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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Heidi Neely

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#6 posted 1615 days ago

I’m afraid my BF and I are in the same boat as Woodwrecker, but I can still dream….which is what the pictures of your “baby” make me do!
Looks like a place I could definately get used too….beautiful design all around! After all….resorts are supposed to be calming, and evoke relaxation. After just looking at your pictures I feel about 20% more relaxed already…even though I’m listening to the kids play, and loud cartoons on tv while looking at the sink full of dishes that I’m about to tackle, lol! Now, that’s quite an accomplishment in and of itself! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1615 days ago

cool place … maybe someday

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 1615 days ago


This is pretty amazing. You have achieved an amazing level.


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#9 posted 1615 days ago

What a sweet gig man. I’d do it for a lifetime membership to the place.

-- Rogue

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#10 posted 1615 days ago

I need to do my back yard like this!..... Looks awesome.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#11 posted 1615 days ago

Stunningly beautiful and luxuious. I would love to visit someday. I just wish the plane rides weren’t so long, as my tolerance for them has shortened dramatically.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 1608 days ago


-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 1606 days ago

Looks wonderful Benji. You’ve done some fantastic design work there. A great destination for someone wanting to experience some thing really different and pleasant.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Gary Fixler

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#14 posted 1309 days ago

What a paradise. Beautiful work, Benji!

What supports those stairs? I’m a bit on the heavy side (understatement), and I don’t think I’d trust them!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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