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Recapping the 19-year history of BluPrint through 4 editors’ notes

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 2013 economic outlook was happy—an ed’s note by Judith Torres

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


An editor’s note by Dominic Galicia: “Concept, like beauty, is elusive.”

"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, Better, Best: Dimensions of Design—a Paulo Alcazaren ed’s note

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.


From our archives: BluPrint’s first editor’s note ever by Tina Bonoan

"As the professional’s new sourcebook, I hope it will be our partner in becoming the architects of the new century that we have always wanted to be."


This Binondo lumpia shop shows us that small businesses are Manila’s heritage too

Why the New Po-Heng Lumpia House might not and should not roll up for good


Hotelier Loh Lik Peng’s fascinating fear and Unlisted collection of hotels

It began with the renovation of a run-down building nobody wanted—a brothel gone out of business in Chinatown’s red light district.


Andramatin finds big opportunities by staying rooted in Indonesia

The humble man in the black shirt and sandals just wants to enjoy the work and design process while he can, especially in his homeland.


Localizing green buildings: Will BERDE take the LEED?

On developing our own green building rating system


What St. Mark’s Basilica taught me about sustainability

4,240 square meters of golden mosaics in an old Byzantine church bring sustainability to light


LEED the game: A look into the green building rating system

How did this system achieve such PR and market dominance?


BluPrint Conversations continues—catch its return this July 19!

After a two-year hiatus, BluPrint Conversations is back with a new season and a new host this July! Watch new episodes on our website, Facebook page, and on TV 100 Youtube channel.

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