Opinion



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


Architecture education should adapt to the realities of the profession

Opening the architecture education landscape and changing notions of success and achievement opens career options for Filipino architects


Making an Architect, Testing an Architect

Schools and government play a key role in shaping architecture and design destinies. Are they up to the job?


Think Big, Design Small: Designing for the Forgotten

Designing small means forsaking the non-essential, the pompous, and the profligate; focusing instead on nurturing people and the environment


Design, design, design before Build, Build, Build

Build, Build, Build, they say. First things first, we say. A 2019 editor's note asks what would happen if sports complexes were designed by athletes, malls were designed by mothers with small kids, and if government buildings were designed to keep civil servants civil and honest.


The new normal is beyond this pandemic, two architects and a public policy consultant say

Second LIXIL live session reactors Leandro Poco, Benjee Mendoza, and Marco Sardillo redefine ‘new normal,’ bare real issues, and propose an overhaul of policies


Water architecture guru Koen Olthius and his ‘Top Ten Trends Towards Floating Cities’

Olthuis' floating structures may not be practicable in our context yet, but his ideas show possibilities which we may investigate and take inspiration from


Designing In The Age Of The Anthropocene

Taken from the Greek words “anthropos” (human) and “kainos” (new), the Anthropocene is defined by humans’ impact on the environment


BluPrint’s Beginnings: A fateful phonecall, a trilogy of rejections and a colorful first four years

The magazine’s first editor, Bettina Bonoan, recounts how MEGA Publishing Group founded the Philippines’ first architecture and design sourcebook 20 years ago

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


(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.