Practice



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


Experience is the best architecture teacher — Manolo Noche

Architect and professor Manuel Maximo L.C Noche, or Manolo to those familiar to him, underscores the value of seeing the beauty of spaces and places in appreciating and learning architecture