WTA explains its winning conceptual design entry to PSALM design competition

The rapid densification processes happening in Manila expose the tension between economic efficiency and environmental consciousness. In March 2019, the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) announced a design competition to develop

Escolta Maestros: 6 Filipino architects who shaped the old CBD

The architects who shaped the Escolta we wish we saw, the remnants of which are now being met by the swings of bulldozers. 

What does inclusive street design look like?

Metro Manila streets are killing us. It’s about time we redesigned them so Filipinos can walk with dignity.

Passageways Between Light and Dark in the Ortigas Business District

Jed Gomez narrates a psychogeographical journey of idiosyncratic encounters across the Ortigas CBD.

Iloilo’s Calle Réal shows Escolta how it’s done

The Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation, Inc. sets the precedent for heritage CBD restoration.