Opinion



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.


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


The prerequisites of a better nation

Millennials are charting a brighter future with their invaluable contributions