Opinion



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?


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?


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


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


Adapting architecture education during COVID-19

Architect, religious missionary, and University of San Carlos full instructor Br. Béla Lányi, SVD on architecture education during COVID-19


How does architectural education equal distance, speed, and time?

Architect and educator Henry V. de Jesus says an architectural education worth having is one that strives towards the expansion of conscience


Critical Thinking in Design: Finding the rationale behind every design decision

In the design process, critical thinking is not about finding fixed solutions but is about ‘problematizing’ the changing world around us 


Architecture and planning in the time of coronavirus—what’s next? 

Two urbanists attempt to unpick what the future holds for architecture and urban planning in light of the Coronavirus pandemic


Professorial Typologies: The different professors you will meet in Architecture school

Things to learn from the wild and wacky characters walking the halls of the architecture academia