Using wood for housing construction in the Philippines

I know many people are against the use of timber in the Philippines because of termites yet ground treatment would get round this problem as well as the fact many native houses are built using bamboo and Nipa roofs yet still get constructed and used daily by the majority of Filipino’s in the provinces. At the same time looking at the design below I can see the advantages of making the lower part of the structure solid and then using lighter materials above that allow good ventilation and being able to enjoy the views of the location. With electricity looking like it will keep going up in price due to the reliance on coal and natural gas in the Philippines it makes sense that the area you spend most of your time in is elevated to help cool the house as well as remove the need for lighting during the day so you get the benefits of free lighting and free cooling. On top of that a unique place to live or work.timber house idea philippines timber house idea philippines timber house idea philippines timber house idea philippines