Architecture



The making of the all-steel Gothic Revival San Sebastian Basilica

It was a great marriage: of art and technology, of devotion and profession, of Europe and Asia.


The movie theaters of Colon Street are fading people’s palaces

While Manila had Avenida as their cinema district from 1930s to the 1970s, Cebu had Colon from the 1910s until the 1990s.


Bamboo for social housing? Base Bahay shows us how it can be done.

While bamboo is making a big impression in the international architecture scene, the tropical grass is serving social justice in the Philippines


DBALP’s second-place entry now Bangkok’s new airport terminal

The Suvarnabhumi Airport T2 by Duangrit Bunnag Group, will feature giant tree-like wooden columns and an indoor garden with cascading waterfalls, referencing Thailand's tropical landscape.


A forest-like entrance marks this Jakarta house by Tan Tik Lam

Visitors navigate through a quiet oasis and family history in a Jakarta house by Tan Tik Lam


Out-of-school youth turned masons tasked to conserve Paco Park

Escuela Taller’s restoration of the Paco Park ossuary sets the tone for the full conservation program of the national park


Buensalido’s polygon house is the result of out-of-the-box thinking

Through a design development process developed by the firm, Buensalido+Architects shapes the Polygon House into a shell that fits its owners like a glove


Menarco Tower leads the way with wellness-oriented design

Philippine collaboration with an entrepreneurial wellness advocate sets an aspirational standard for healthy working in the city


Zubu Design Associates turns a Cebu warehouse into a home

Maximizing the gables of the old warehouse to create extra ventilation


These 3 internationally recognized projects embody social architecture

Here's a rundown of WTA's 'social architecture' projects, which the studio has also submitted to international competitions.


RT+Q revamps a house from the ’60s into a breezy terrace house

Singapore firm RT+Q Architects carves out breathing spaces from the sides of a terrace house to make it feel like a breezy single-detached residence