Practice



Shaping a comprehensive policy towards a better Metro Manila transport

Here are some suggestions we can put in place today, for shaping policy towards the better Metro Manila transport of tomorrow

The intricate, nuanced, and layered relationship between architecture and photography

A commentary on how architectural photography has had a profound and long-lasting effect upon numerous aspects of the built environment

Singapore-based architecture practice Formwerkz is ever-evolving

From a gang of four to a collective of over a hundred professionals, Formwerkz is evolving, not just in reaction to the world but to change it

(Euclidean) Planning is dead. Long Live Urbanism.

City planning should be more like slow-cooking a stew of meat and vegetables for hours—that is, decades for cities, no short-term plans.


Monumental Design Mistakes in the Philippines: Are we still guilty?

Filipino architects and designers comment on design mistakes committed by the government and the design professionals in the Philippines


Freedom, responsibility in equal measure at the Rchitects Inc. office

Exposed ceilings and floors, bursts of color at every turn, and natural light all give the two-floor Rchitects Inc. office an aura of casualness and liberty


Creating beauty for others: IP Santos’ work philosophy

A landscape designer's account on his mentor and design hero IP Santos, the Father of Modern Philippine Landscape Architecture


Order, nature, and the human spirit—some thoughts on placemaking

Jed Gomez discusses the situations by which real 'places' are engendered and comments on the importance of human spontaneity in placemaking


Form follows values

Form Follows Values talks about the stuff that really matters in our clients’ lives and whether the architecture will help sustain and nurture these values

Is Manila ready for the Big One? This architect says not yet

AJ Javier of Javier Design Studio Manila discusses how good design makes disaster-free cities and why Metro Manila still has a long way to be disaster-ready


Morfosis Design on its beginnings, morphing into a multifaceted studio

In the second episode of BluPrint Conversation's third season, we sit down with the creative heads behind the young design firm, Morfosis Design.


Angkas CEO on alternative public transportation, productive urban living

Angkas CEO Angeline Tham tackles the Philippine urban transportation and Angkas' effect on the efficiency and productivity of city-dwellers.