By Erik Akpedonu
Amid the onslaught of imported architectural “styles” applied by commercial developers, Elizabeth Reyes’ latest book, “Philippine Style: Design & Architecture” is a veritable guidebook to those wishing to explore “Filipino-ness” in contemporary architectural design.
By Lester G. Babiera
The beauty, functionality and diversity of Philippine architecture were in full play during several conferences and forums in connection with the Philippine Arts Festival and National Arts Month recently.
Pride of PlaceBy Augusto F. Villalon
CASA GRANDE (Big House) is what it’s called by the Claparols family, fourth-generation descendants of Don Aniceto Lacson and owners of the magnificent heritage home.
Pursuing your personal dream isn’t easy. But imagine what it’s like for renowned architect Gil Coscolluela, whose passion in life is to build others’ dreams and make them reality.
By John Ernest F. Jose
Architects face great pressure when designing their own home. Their houses give their potential clients a heads-up on their style; they’re a physical testimony of their skills as artists, which will either be permanently praised or scorned.
By Ramon N. Villegas
On a property across the Philippine Navy headquarters on Roxas Boulevard, the Marcos regime built what was intended to be a military museum. The building was designed by the late architect Gabriel Formoso to blend with the now nearly forgotten historic Fort San Antonio Abad, hidden in the shadows of the taller structures of the BSP complex.
By Marge C. Enriquez
As their two sons were growing up, Joel and Eloisa Buse felt it was time to move out of their rented townhouse. While driving the boys to school, the parents took a shortcut through one of San Juan’s streets. They spotted an old house with a “For Sale” sign.
The woman who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering and prize-winning career as an architecture critic has died. Ada Louise Huxtable was 91.
Not far from Ecuador’s capital, tourists flock to a line etched in the ground and straddle it so they’ve got one foot on either side of the equator.
By Alex Y. Vergara
When London-trained Filipino architect Carlo Calma started designing a second home near an old one he shares with his family, his foremost consideration was how to facilitate a “conversation” between the old structure and the new one.
By James Pheby
Europe’s tallest skyscraper the Shard was being inaugurated in London with a spectacular laser show Thursday, as critics debate whether it is an architectural triumph or a blot on the skyline.