Practice



Romance and Illusion in Architecture

Architects find love and revenge in movies, but little of it in reality.


Creativity and playfulness in the Buensalido+Architects office

Buensalido+Architects calls itself a “laboratory for testing ideas,” and squeezing every last drop of creativity from everyone is a must.


Here are alternative ways to earn CPD points. Selfies required.

Visiting design exhibits, museums, heritage sites, and even socio-civic work can merit points. We prepared handy charts.


David Consunji on working with Arguelles, Nakpil, Zaragoza and more

The pioneering engineer has worked with the legendary architects of Philippine Modernism. So what does he have to say about them?


The progressive and evolutionary minds behind 1/0 Design Collective

For 1/0 Design Collective, smart progression is not a choice, but a necessity.


Why we need to get our tall buildings right

In his speech to a batch of architecture graduates, Geronimo V. Manahan warns of the dangers of tall buildings.


Architectural photographs (or the remains of our buildings)

In a country with little regard for our built heritage, photographs become ammunition in our conservation battles


Palafox benefits from structuring business into two companies

Karmi Palafox shares the benefits of restructuring Palafox Associates in a country mired by protectionist laws


Tech and segmentation bolster operations in AIDEA Philippines

Zeal for technology and a unique organizational structure make AIDEA Philippines an efficient and well-oiled machine


Meaningful by Design: An Interview with Lyndon Neri (part 2)

Lyndon Neri navigates the challenges faced by an ever growing international design practice like Neri&Hu


Meaningful by Design: An Interview with Lyndon Neri (part 1)

The Neri&Hu principal bemoans how people fuss over “is it form follows function or function follows form?”


Must we pursue Iconism?

If we were to believe Jencks, Generic Individualism is today’s International Style. Is that what we want to do? Produce trophy buildings and icon wannabes?