Evening Narratives: Escolta and its modern communities

Escolta Street has displayed various configurations over the years, like the vividness of its former days, where the buildings slowly embraced topographies of the foreign, silent theaters multiplied in corners, and people walked along

WATCH: Arts Serrano on the construction of meanings

Language is a subject that generates meanings, and it is comprised of dialogues concerning things seen and unseen. In today’s hyperconnectivity, it is capable of displaying the power of culture to transform people and

How true? The original Capitol Theater will soon be gone

Earlier today, news circulated over the internet that the Capitol Theater located at the western side of Escolta Street of Manila, designed by the late National Artist for Architecture Juan Nakpil, has allegedly fallen

The Mornings After: Escolta Block Parties are more than one-night affairs

With a new wave of tenants and building owners, the Escolta creative movement is transforming Manila’s old downtown.

Vernacularization in Philippine Modern Architecture (part 2)

The vernacular rhetoric is not without its problems. What do you consider as vernacular and indigenous in the first place?

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. 
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