architecture

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The case for a pedestrian-centric alternative to PAREX, according to urban planners

Instead of an expressway, advocates are now suggesting for an esplanade to be built along Pasig River instead

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LOOK: Historic Manila sites digitally reimagined in their pre-war glory

Artists heritage advocacy group Renacimiento Manila has been able to “digitally reconstruct” Plaza Moraga and is planning to complete a reimagining of Escolta before World War II

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Here’s how to summer-proof your homes according to an architect

The temperatures and our electric bills are rising, but keeping cool doesn’t mean you have to break the bank

Jones Bridge before the WWII fallout as seen in Juan Arellano’s original design

The original signed print by the notable architect shows French influences on this gilded neoclassical masterpiece

2021 is the year of more biophilic spaces, and this house is proof

Meet the Patina, where sky-high windows and sprawling gardens are the key to a comfortable living space

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Corregidor is setting its sights on sustainable tourism

Award-winning architecture firm Palafox Associates has released its tourism master plans for the transformation of Corregidor

If you loved Brutalist Pilipinas IG, there’s a new crowdsourcing project in search of Modernist buildings

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is perhaps the most recognizable piece of Brutalist architecture…

Paco Market is getting a modernist redesign but not everyone is a fan

After a renovation in 2011, which aimed to sanitize one of Pasig River’s then-polluters, the…

Make your own 3D model of the Metropolitan Theater while waiting for its reopening

The last we heard of Manila’s iconic Metropolitan Theater was pre-COVID-19 when Manila Mayor Isko…

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Architect Carlo Calma on the dynamism of architecture

Provocation is a two-way street in Carlo Calma’s approach to architecture. His style of blurring…