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.

The Mornings After: Escolta Block Parties are more than one-night affairs

With a new wave of tenants and building owners, the Escolta creative movement is transforming Manila’s old downtown.

The grand Beaux-Arts style now even clearer in Iloilo’s Lizares mansion

An article by BluPrint seven years ago moves Angelicum School director to buck tradition and begin restoring the mansion in Jaro by Andres Luna

French Culture, Cuisine, and Art Deco in La Maison Rose in Cebu

The pink Velez House fully embraces la vie en rose as a home of French contemporary cuisine

Spanish, Chinese, Muslim, and Filipino motifs in Casa Sanson y Montinola in Iloilo

The century-old Casa Sanson y Montinola in Jaro stands as a reminder of the affluent lifestyle of the migrant Ilonggo elite

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