Opinion



Romance and Illusion in Architecture

Architects find love and revenge in movies, but little of it in reality.


Does Manila really need another reclamation?

An urban planner and founding commissioner of the former Metro Manila Commission (now MMDA) crafts an argument against the madness


Why we need to get our tall buildings right

In his speech to a batch of architecture graduates, Geronimo V. Manahan warns of the dangers of tall buildings.


Architectural photographs (or the remains of our buildings)

In a country with little regard for our built heritage, photographs become ammunition in our conservation battles


Must we pursue Iconism?

If we were to believe Jencks, Generic Individualism is today’s International Style. Is that what we want to do? Produce trophy buildings and icon wannabes?


Charles Jencks critiques big architecture

The architecture historian classifies iconic projects into Monothematitis, Generic Individualism, and Poetry