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Experience National Artist for Architecture Pablo Antonio’s home

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“THE HOUSE is not about the luxury of materials. The luxury is the space surrounded by greenery. You can look at it artistically as a confluence of planes,” says Galicia. PHOTOS BY PJ ENRIQUEZ

The sunbean falls across the pond, touching the surface until it sparkles like metal. The gentle ripples then cast a pattern of moving silhouettes on the corner of the living room.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

From ‘bahay-kubo’ to ‘bahay-na-bato’


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VIGAN’S elegantQuema House is one of the few remaining in their
authentic and original state.

“Philippine Heritage Homes: A Guidebook” is a welcome addition to the scant bibliography on heritage architecture.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Book names Top 20 heritage houses in Luzon

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THE FAÇADE of the sky-blue Sabino Santos house is a prime example of American colonial architecture.

Amid climate change and unpredictable weather, one valuable lesson that old houses could teach Filipinos is how their ancestors adapted to situations bereft of creature comforts such as motor transport and electricity.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Bio-piracy, mining threaten new Unesco World Heritage site in Mindanao

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RESEARCHERS explore the pygmy forest.

After 15 years, the Philippines has successfully inscribed another site to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Taiwan: Small island, big ambition, deep heritage

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MARTYR’S Shrine is designed like the Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Think culture and Taiwan may not be the first place to come up in most people’s minds. In fact, as a destination, this island-state immediately north of the Batanes group of islands doesn’t loom large within the consciousness of most Filipino travelers.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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