Architecture



Indonesian studio SHAU takes on big problems with smart small-scale solutions

Daliana Suryawinata and Florian Heinzelmann activate derelict sites with microlibraries


Art Deco Laperal Apartments retrofitted, now a student dorm

The newly refurbished Laperal Apartments on C.M. Recto Avenue tells us not to give up on Manila just yet


The Emerson Coseteng House by National Artist Leandro Locsin

A paradigm of the Philippine Neo-Vernacular style by Locsin is refreshed by Eduardo Calma


Department of Architecture’s Twitee Vajrabhaya talks heritage

The Thai studio’s co-principal shares how they brought Bangkok’s empty General Post Office building back to life


Plants in architecture improve cities, says Vo Trong Nghia partner

Takashi Niwa of VTN Architects preaches the psychological and environmental benefits of green architecture for the tropical climate


The hidden architecture of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Atelier Ten’s multi-awarded environmental engineer Patrick Bellew unveils the inner workings of the 2012 WAF Building of the Year


A manifesto for architecture education in the 21st century

The Philippine VAB pavilion curator shares 35 statements for a paradigm shift in architecture education


Plöntur cools down a Pampanga house with vertical gardens

Plöntur goes beyond plant boxes and designs the welcoming walls of an “outdoor room”


Silhouettes and a silvery glow welcome visitors to the new Silverlens

Silverlens Galleries by C|S Design Consultancy impresses then relinquishes our attention to the show


A short history of and five principles for designing koi ponds

Koi ponds are an architectural sub-specialty learned in the hobbyist’s school of trial and error.


WAF has a student competition that the PH already won

Four students from University of San Carlos, the Village in a Box, and the 2013 WAF Student Competition


The DNA of the National Museum of Natural History

Extra insights into past and present of the Natural History of Natural History adaptive reuse building