Opinion



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

(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


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


To All Young Creatives: Don’t Let Your Creativity Die

Are we too consumed with defining our creative process that we fail to actually be creative?


Filipino Feminism and Sustainability

The almost unlikely parallelism between two movements.


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.