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Planning and design responses to the coronavirus pandemic are on a direct collision course with capitalist intent. What's the way around this?

The company’s vision 15 years ago to become a global design and technology practice enabled the architecture firm to quickly adapt to the constraints of working in a pandemic

Architects, designers, and builders share business continuity strategies, plans for reopening amidst COVID-19, and ideas for pandemic-safe design

Department of Public Works and Highways identified 110 regional evacuation centers to accommodate an estimated 4,620 COVID-19 patients

Architecture

The Mobile Specimen Extraction Unit (MSEU) is a testing vehicle that will collect swab samples from barangays and deliver them to neighboring laboratories

The Punta Fuego house is a white, modernist four-level house on the edge of a rocky cliff, where the marriage of light, space and sea comes full circle

The Villavicencio ancestral home played an important role in the struggle for Philippine independence and is a colorful addition to Taal’s rich architectural legacy

A mixture of native materials and the tasteful usage of shells as accent imbue the Virgen Sang Barangay Chapel with a distinct local flavor

Planning

The most liked and disliked Philippine cities according to a 2012 survey conducted by BluPrint and The Urban Partnerships Foundation

A look at several major metropolises in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, what makes them great, and how our local cities compare to them

Imprints imagines Escolta into two realities: one devoid of heritage, another a reinvigorated community respecting its history

Art + Design

BenCab fuses tradition and modernity in making and supporting Philippine art, an undertaking that garnered him the honor of National Artist in 2006

To achieve the idyllic Greek theater atmosphere, proper acoustic design and quality construction technique must be employed

Graphic designer and illustrator Dan Matutina describes his style as a mixture of handmade and digital, clean and dirty, old and modern aesthetics

DesignSingapore Council's Good Design Research will help fund designers to address critical global issues through design innovation

Practice

BUDJI+ROYAL Associate Architect Onet Coronel says that when you share the same goal and passion, the work dynamics between the sexes is the same

Manila-based architect Denise de Castro highlights passion for design and humanity as paramount attributes to possess to be impactful designers
For P Landscape's Pui Pornprapha, being a woman in a man’s world is like being a man in a woman’s world—it’s equal and rooted in nature’s interconnectedness

Graphite Studio co-founder Matilda Sung stresses that in the architecture and design industry, interior design and women practitioners need to be valued more