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The all-white color scheme plays a part in illuminating the interiors, but it was the Malaysian architect's masterful control of lighting that served as the key factor.

The composition for a family of five is a picture of harmony in contrasts and calm in Manila's erratic climate.

The original artwork has become one of the prominent images in popular culture, and has greatly transformed the design community.

Instead of physical demarcations (save for the bedroom levels which require privacy), the designers suggested zones, accomplished by contrasting finishes for the public and private areas.


Architecture

The neoteric dwelling set near Port Moresby that stands as a response to climate, site, materials, and labor, pays homage to local traditions.

The firm envisioned a structure that would act as a protective shell but not enclose its users entirely, and one that would keep heat out but let light and air in at the same time.

Gifted with an exceptionally favorable site, zlgdesign kept its solutions simple and straightforward to showcase the home’s bucolic context, providing the family with every comfort while making them feel like they're living off the grid.

The newly opened creative community that sits at the pith of Singapore’s Orchard Road promotes the conversion of retail spaces into lifestyle destinations.

Planning

Taiwan Excellence exhibits smart planning and construction at PhilConstruct 2018.

The globally-established concept of sustainable development has become institutionalized in the areas of decision-making and people's everyday lives.

It's not only about how many trees we should plant, but also what kind. We may be inadvertently propagating dead zones.

Guiuan has come to terms with the hard truth: there are no safe or unsafe zones; there are only places of varying risk, and the people’s capacity to adapt in their places.

Art + Design

Aside from the color scheme that was selected based on research into Le Corbusier’s writings about color theory, the apartment building itself is environmentally conscious and sustainable.

Tajima's beautifully crafted flooring comes in various colors and patterns, and helps enhance even the most commercial spaces.

Artist Galo Ocampo bathes the church in glorious Marian light

Watch the latest episode of BluPrint Conversations, where we sit down with Florence Ko to talk about how Philippine-made space solutions can be at par with global standards.

Practice

What can be more telling of the aspirations and convictions of a magazine than the opening remarks of its editor-in-chief? BluPrint has had four.

The 7th happiest and 17th most generous people on Planet Earth have much more to be excited, joyous and big-hearted about in 2013.

"Does it adhere to the Vitruvian tenets of strength, usefulness, and beauty? Strength and usefulness abound in the man-made world, but not beauty."

Big has always been associated with being better. The Philippines has, however, always been known for and even taken pride in things that are on the opposite end of the scale.