Architecture



Begin your Visita Iglesia with this primer on Batangas churches

In the tradition of Visita Iglesia, we revisit ancient churches in Batangas that stood the test of natural disasters and peoples' interventions


Sculpted illusions at the Basilica Minor of Immaculate Conception in Batangas

The Basilica Menor de Inmaculada Concepción in Batangas City is a reflection on the brevity of life on this earth, and the promise of life everlasting.


CSO Architects Amara house offers panoramic view of Magellan Bay

A contemporary seaside residence anchors Charisse Osmeña's first major project back home in the Philippines


The Vinta House by James Jao is inspired by Badjao sails

Jao was inspired by the sail of a vinta, the traditional boat of maritime people in the southern Philippines


Ribbed Cube: A sustainable and shielding frame by Anthony Nazareno

N+GDC’s Ribbed Cube, an acclimatization of High Modernism, functions as a sustainable frame for a family of five.


Modernism meets Asian resort in Conrad Onglao’s C House

Conrad Onglao's C House is both a restatement of the owner's rich heritage and needs for comfort and privacy.


Lor Calma’s abode debunks Nietzsche’s godless Modernism

In the Godless World of Modernism, Modernist Lor Calma Proves there is a God


The Xavier Nuvali oratory echoes rock imagery in Christian tradition

The Oratory of Saint Francis Xavier by Bong Recio features two separate but aligned iconographies


Gelo Mañosa Revives the 1960s Corner House

A house that once contemplated the wrecking ball has a new lease of life from A.Mañosa+Architects


Indonesian studio SHAU takes on big problems with smart small-scale solutions

Daliana Suryawinata and Florian Heinzelmann activate derelict sites with microlibraries


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


The Emerson Coseteng House by National Artist Leandro Locsin

A paradigm of the Philippine Neo-Vernacular style by Locsin is refreshed by Eduardo Calma