Architecture



Playing Favorites: 5 architects and their favorite materials

Find out how these five architects have designed and incorporated their favorite materials into these unsurpassed structures.


Notes on a Building: on remembrance, cultural preservation, and identity

Heritage conservation holds symbolic meaning to both people and society.


BAAD to Basics: building the comfortable Opposite House

Benjee Mendoza and An Bermejo of BAAD Studio adhere to the fundamentals of tropical design and passive cooling.


Nataneka Arsitek’s Courtyard House exhibits modernism

Jakarta-based studio Nataneka Arsitek embraces nature's flow within a modernist package.


The Edges of Transformation: a renovation with postmodern hints

Fabian Tan weaves Voilà House into the evolutionary history of the Malaysian bungalow typology and reveals an emerging discourse in the city.


These welcoming pavilions orchestrate encounters

Large processional spaces, clear sightlines, and small bedrooms make Formwerkz’ Veranda House a home where the family can be a family.


For Whom the Bell Tolls: PH heritage landmarks left in ruins

Here are 5 well-loved heritage landmarks in the Philippines that ended in ruins


Here’s how 5 architects designed their first mark in architecture

Uncover how these five architects took their first steps into the practice and became the notable designers they are today.


The making of the all-steel Gothic Revival San Sebastian Basilica

It was a great marriage: of art and technology, of devotion and profession, of Europe and Asia.


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.


Bamboo for social housing? Base Bahay shows us how it can be done.

While bamboo is making a big impression in the international architecture scene, the tropical grass is serving social justice in the Philippines


DBALP’s second-place entry now Bangkok’s new airport terminal

The Suvarnabhumi Airport T2 by Duangrit Bunnag Group, will feature giant tree-like wooden columns and an indoor garden with cascading waterfalls, referencing Thailand's tropical landscape.

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