Practice



Design in the time of Covid

Design is about people; design is about experience. But how do we even begin to design now in the face of an abominable threat?


Farming, heritage, and communities: How communities within heritage sites have been since COVID-19

Members of the International Council on Monuments and Sites Philippines (ICOMOS Philippines) provide updates on the livelihood of farmers and communities within heritage sites


Name the architects behind these once-reviled, now loved landmarks

Architecture has its own examples of tough love. Can you name the architects behind these famous landmarks?


Dream Hotel: If you owned a hotel, what novel features would you include?

For this edition of Something Light, we asked nine architecture and design professionals about their dream hotel and their must-have features.


Dissecting long-held standards of proportion and their relevance today

Whether or not we let these systems reign over our practices, proportion will always impact the way users feel within a space and about a structure.


What Were They Thinking: A strange sight in Jaro Plaza

Mamma Mia! Have you ever seen this caged, enclosed, and fenced statue of the Blessed Mother Mary in Jaro Plaza, Iloilo City?


Name the Architect: 7 ASEAN architecture legends

Can you name these ASEAN legends who have designed some of the most iconic spaces and structures in the region?


Digital Predictions: Avoiding design errors by complementing human intelligence with digital technology

Autodesk Vice President for Strategic Foresight Jon Pittman says that digital design tools can augment human intelligence and give designers a chance to be innovative while mitigating the risks of trying something new and unpredictable


What Were They Thinking: Neo-classical elements out of context

Greek gods take residence in this building with a startling contrast between the Neo-classical and modern elements


Keeping creativity flowing while staying at home in isolation

An interview with award-winning furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue on staying inspired and on top of his business during the pandemic


Name these 7 architects who started out as mentees

Can you name the architects who first found mentorship and employment in the offices of these architecture legends?


Specialization in Education: How do you develop a distinct edge?

In order to produce internationally competitive architects, schools should revise their curricula to include specialization