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Should all Bohol churches rise again?


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OPENINGS must be temporarily covered to protect the structure from further water
damage during the coming rainy season.

The general sentiment is that Bohol churches devastated by the recent earthquake will rise again from the rubble, reconstructed faithfully, patiently, carefully rebuilt stone by stone, until each damaged structure returns to what it used to be.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

The design legacy of Wili Fernandez


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DETAILED, handcrafted rendering effectively communicates the design for a corporate.

Wili Fernandez stands tall as one of the pillars of Philippine design. A visionary in his field, he was among the early design nationalists who was proudly aware of his heritage and who always referenced the Filipino in all of his work.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Owners of heritage structures must be given state incentives


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CAST-IRON griffins are the newel posts of the interior stairs.

The landmark El Hogar Filipino building on the Binondo bank of the Pasig is reported to have been sold.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Structural engineers speak up on Bohol reconstruction


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THE COLLAPSE of a later addition to the church façade caused the structure behind it to fail.

A few weeks after the earthquake struck Bohol last October, members of the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (Asep) volunteered to survey and to propose procedures to restore, repair or replace damaged heritage structures.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Casa Roces: Outstanding example of adaptive reuse


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IMPY Pilapil sculpture brings drama to the entrance.

At the end of their useful lives as family residences, many old houses are either simply abandoned or demolished. The more fortunate houses are given the chance to repurpose themselves by adapting to accommodate new uses.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Why wooden houses survived the earthquake


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FAILED second floor leans precariously over the ground floor.

The recent earthquake brought many Bohol houses down. Other structures simply collapsed. With an earthquake that strong, whose impact was compounded by many major aftershocks, only the most structurally sound of houses managed to remain standing.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Do Spanish colonial structures need steel reinforcement?


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MASSIVE stone buttresses protrude from the exterior walls of Paoay Church.

The answer is no. Contrary to what armchair theorists claim, the lack of steel reinforcement is not the reason why heritage structures collapsed during the recent earthquakes and typhoons.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What help is available to reconstruct privately owned heritage?


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BAMBOO floor framing is resilient to wind forces. Bamboo is an underutilized and
sustainable construction material.

Here is a question: As we find more national and international assistance to restore churches and public buildings damaged by recent earthquakes and killer typhoons, what assistance is available to restore privately owned structures, whether they be of heritage quality or not?

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thank you, Nagaland


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NAGALAND Conservatory ofMusic officials hand over donation to Augusto Villalon.

Nothing could be more touching than the discovery that the Philippines has friends in far-off places.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

An opportunity to set up sustainable, less disaster-prone cities


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STRUCTURAL integrity of American colonial buildings such as Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga must be checked

On observing earthquake damage to buildings in Bohol, and seeing the devastation from Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the conclusion is that many of the houses and buildings of recent construction are death traps.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Guiuan church, a National Cultural Treasure in Samar, heavily damaged by ‘Yolanda’


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Typhoon “Yolanda” made first landfall at the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, devastating the town’s church of La Purisima Concepción, considered one of the finest and most beautiful Spanish colonial structures in the country.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

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