For whom the bell tolls: PH heritage landmarks left in ruins

“Any man’s death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind.” This is one of the well-remembered lines from a sermon by John Donne, that with which this article is named after. “For Whom

Alfredo Luz’s Ramon Magsaysay Center: A National Benchmark

A Manileño recalls the summer of 1967, when the Ramon Magsaysay Center opened

Vernacularization in Philippine Modern Architecture (part 1)

How and why was the idea of the vernacular used in articulating Philippine national identity in modern architecture?

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. 

A short history of and five principles for designing koi ponds

Koi ponds are an architectural sub-specialty learned in the hobbyist’s school of trial and error.

Evolution in Design: Why Designers are Motivated to Design

Are designers capable of change and growth in ways inevitable as in the organic world?